POLITICS

Toronto police chief under investigation by Independent Police Review Director

02/24/2014 08:54 EST | Updated 04/26/2014 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - Toronto's police chief is under investigation by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director.

The complaint against Bill Blair is in two parts and was submitted by Toronto city Coun. Doug Ford.

Ford's criticism involves a fishing trip that Blair allegedly went on last year with Police Services Board member Andy Pringle.

The second part came out of an Oct. 31, 2013, news conference at which Blair said he was disappointed in Mayor Rob Ford.

At that news conference, Blair indicated police had possession of a video that media reports alleged showed Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.

The police board has concluded the actions "may constitute misconduct" and that's why the director has been asked to investigate them. (Newstalk 1010)