Chief Bill Blair should resign, Rob Ford's lawyer says

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes his two children Douglas and Stephanie out for Halloween in his...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford takes his two children Douglas and Stephanie out for Halloween in his neighbourhood in Toronto, on October 31, 2013. Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency

Joe Warmington, QMI Agency

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TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s lawyer agrees the headlines should be about somebody resigning.

“But I was thinking the police chief resigning is what should be the headline,” Dennis Morris said Thursday night. “The mayor has been convicted in the public by the police chief.”

In his more than 40 years of being a defence lawyer, Morris said, he never saw a more troubling prejudicial attack against someone who faces no charges than the one perpetrated by Blair.

Blair, of course, was speaking about the video which, according to media accounts, purportedly shows Ford smoking crack cocaine.

Blair told reporters, “I think it’s safe to say the mayor does appear in that video” and that “as a citizen of Toronto I’m disappointed” and that “this is a traumatic issue for the citizens of this city and for the reputation of this city and that concerns me.”

Morris said he couldn’t believe his ears.

“I was taken aback,” said Morris. “It was over the top. That is not his job.”

Chief Blair did not return an e-mail to respond.

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