Rob Ford was not the target in Project Traveller.
He wasn’t even a target.
The Toronto mayor is a footnote to this investigation from a police perspective.
Toronto Police launched the project about a year ago. The controversy involving Ford came much later.
Police listening in on wiretaps never heard Ford speak.
What they heard was people they were targeting talk about Ford.
While the city remains transfixed on the possibility police have recovered the video allegedly showing Ford smoking crack — which Ford has denied doing — Project Traveller started like any other for the Gun and Gang Task Force.
It had nothing to do with Ford, but with combating drugs, guns and violence
Update: Toronto's "hated" mayor being swarmed by fans in the middle of hipster downtown Little Italy
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