Toronto police chief yet to accept Councillor Ford's apology

Councillor Doug Ford speaks to reporters on City Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (DON...

Councillor Doug Ford speaks to reporters on City Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (DON PEAT/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, City Hall Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 5:23 PM ET

TORONTO ó Doug Ford publicly apologized to Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair on Wednesday, but it isn't clear if the legal fight is over.

Mayor Rob Ford's brother delivered the apology, a full retraction of his comments about the chief and a plea to "hang up the gloves," around noon.

Shortly after Doug Ford spoke at City Hall, it was revealed that Toronto's top cop has yet to accept the apology.

"I want to make a public apology to the chief for any comments," Ford said. "The chief feels I've impugned his reputation and I will retract all the statements."

The apology comes after Blair had Ford served with a notice of defamation on Monday for comments the councillor made about the chief on Aug. 1 in the wake of news emerging that the mayor was about to be served with a subpoena to testify in the Sandro Lisi crack tape extortion trial.

 

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