Rob Ford changes his mind, won’t give cops his phone

Mayor Rob Ford at executive committee on Feb. 4, 2014. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)

Mayor Rob Ford at executive committee on Feb. 4, 2014. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:46 PM ET

TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford backtracked Wednesday on his offer to voluntarily share his cellphone records with Toronto Police.

Ford dismissed the idea that he'll give investigators his phone records without a search warrant — a day after he told the Toronto Sun's Joe Warmington he's willing to share.

"Why would I? Would you give up anything? Why would I give it up without a warrant?" Ford told reporters after presenting a cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society for more than $10,000 from the sale of his Rob Ford bobbleheads.

On Tuesday, Ford told Warmington that police don't need to get a search warrant.

"I will just give them my cellphone," he said. "They can take it."

However, Ford did maintain Wednesday that there was "nothing" to find on his phone.

"You know what, you can have my cellphone records," Ford said as he pulled out his BlackBerry. "My cellphone records. Here, I have nothing to hide. You can go through it.

"They are going to be calling a lot of constituents in Toronto because there is thousands and thousands of calls."

The mayor's sudden openness to sharing his phone records was surprising given the fact he has been refusing to meet with Project Brazen 2 investigators since they asked to meet with him back in October.


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