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Lawyer for Toronto mayor says he's in talks with police to view crack video

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talks to a staff member at city hall Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Toronty. City councilors called on the deputy mayor to "orchestrate a dignified" departure for Ford, who was greeted by angry protesters on his first day of work after acknowledging he smoked crack. Ford took a back stairway to his office to avoid a crush of media and protestors. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talks to a staff member at city hall Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Toronty. City councilors called on the deputy mayor to "orchestrate a dignified" departure for Ford, who was greeted by angry protesters on his first day of work after acknowledging he smoked crack. Ford took a back stairway to his office to avoid a crush of media and protestors. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leads a tour of city hall staff member's children around the offices at city hall on take you kids to work day, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Toronty. City councilors called on the deputy mayor to "orchestrate a dignified" departure for Ford, who was greeted by angry protesters on his first day of work after acknowledging he smoked crack. Ford took a back stairway to his office to avoid a crush of media and protestors. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leads a tour of city hall staff member's children around the offices at city hall on take you kids to work day, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Toronty. City councilors called on the deputy mayor to "orchestrate a dignified" departure for Ford, who was greeted by angry protesters on his first day of work after acknowledging he smoked crack. Ford took a back stairway to his office to avoid a crush of media and protestors. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leads a tour of city hall staff member's children around the offices at city hall on take you kids to work day on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Toronty. City councilors called on the deputy mayor to "orchestrate a dignified" departure for Ford, who was greeted by angry protesters on his first day of work after acknowledging he smoked crack. Ford took a back stairway to his office to avoid a crush of media and protestors. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leads a tour of city hall staff member's children around the offices at city hall on take you kids to work day on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in Toronty. City councilors called on the deputy mayor to "orchestrate a dignified" departure for Ford, who was greeted by angry protesters on his first day of work after acknowledging he smoked crack. Ford took a back stairway to his office to avoid a crush of media and protestors. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)  (The Associated Press)

The lawyer for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he's in talks with the police for Ford to view the video that appears to show the mayor smoking crack.

Dennis Morris declined further comment Thursday because he "didn't want to jeopardize anything." Police also are seeking to question the mayor of Canada's largest city.

Ford acknowledged Tuesday for the first time that he smoked crack "probably a year ago" when he was in a "drunken stupor. Police obtained the video last week in the course of a drug investigation into Ford's friend and occasional driver, Alexander Lisi.

Morris previously said Ford would be willing to go view the tape but would not answer questions. Ford hasn't been charged.

A police spokesman declined to comment.