Crack scandal 'water under the bridge,' Rob Ford says

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:39 PM ET

TORONTO — Mayor Rob Ford says police have spent almost $2 million investigating him and that his crack cocaine scandal is now “water under the bridge.”

Ford made the estimate on the cost of Project Brazen 2 — an investigation launched when news of his crack video first broke — in an interview with Lorne Honickman on AM640 on Thursday during which he discussed his performance in Wednesday's mayoral candidates debate.

Asked if he was surprised none of the other candidates mentioned his crack cocaine use and it didn’t come up until a reporter asked about it, Ford shrugged.

“They can mention that until the cows come home,” he said. “That’s water under the bridge. People are sick and tired of listening to this over and over and over again.

“What they really want to know is how much did the police spend on investigating this? This must be, they keep going on, going down to San Diego, going here and there, they must be close to $2 million.”

Police have never revealed the cost of the investigation and refused again on Thursday.


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