Reporters who saw crack video refuse to speak with police

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his City Hall office on Friday May 17, 2013. (Craig Robertson/Toronto...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his City Hall office on Friday May 17, 2013. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, City Hall Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 12:45 AM ET

TORONTO -- The three reporters who saw the Rob Ford crack video refused to speak with police.

Court documents released Wednesday show Toronto Star reporters Robyn Doolittle and Kevin Donovan and Gawker’s John Cook declined requests from investigators for interviews.

Cook was the first last May to publish a description of the Ford crack video. After the Gawker story came out, the Star revealed Doolittle and Donovan also saw the controversial footage and had been trying to obtain it.

Police documents released by a judge on Wednesday revealed investigators asked Donovan and Doolittle for an interview last November, but they refused. Police also tried to speak to Cook, but Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux reported on Dec. 4 that Cook had also “refused to speak with investigators.”

Cook stood by his decision on Wednesday.


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