Mar 05, 2014
By Michael Kramer
The Ontario Provincial Police will be taking over a high-profile Toronto Police investigation.
“Project Brazen 2” has investigated Toronto mayor Rob Ford and his friend – and occasional driver – Allessandro Lisi.
The investigation arose from the force’s year long “Project Traveller” probe – which focussed on organized crime, guns and drugs.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says in a letter to the OPP commissioner : “I am taking this step to avoid the distractions that have assumed such recent prominence.”
Blair is referring to accusations by mayor Ford and his brother, councillor Doug Ford that Chief Blair is playing politics with the investigation and should step aside.
Blair denies those allegations.