Police in Toronto interviewed a senior member of Mayor Rob Ford’s office last week, after the staffer shared a tip about a possible connection between a video allegedly showing the mayor smoking crack and a recent homicide in the city, The Globe and Mail reported in Monday.
According to the newspaper, the tip to the senior staffer came from “someone else” in the mayor’s office. The tipster claimed to know the address where the video was being held, and said that the video had originally belonged to a person who may have been killed over it.
A photograph included in early reports of the Ford video in Gawker and The Toronto Star showed Ford standing next to a man thought to be Anthony Smith, a 21-year-old shot dead in Toronto in March.
Ford has denied the existence of the video.