Friday, February 12, 2016
Toronto Police Have Their Say On Drake Receiving Key to the City
The city’s top cop applauded citizens Friday for helping his officers make an arrest in a recent double murder in Chinatown, but with his investigators still trying to unlock the truth about Drake’s deadly party at Muzik Nightclub last summer he was reluctant to offer an opinion on Mayor John Tory’s controversial gesture.
“I wish I got the key to the city — I’m a pretty decent guy,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said, shrugging off the issue with a grin.
Drake — aka Aubrey Graham — grew up with his Jewish mom in Forest Hill, played a wheelchair-bound teen on Degrassi and now makes a decent living spitting rhymes.
Six short months ago Drake’s OVO Fest after-party at Muzik Nightclub ended with two shootings — Duvel Hibbert, 23, was gunned down on the club’s back patio and Ariela Navarro-Fenoy, 26, was killed by a stray bullet moments later when gunfire erupted out front.
Three others were wounded in the shootings, which remain unsolved.
Drake issued a statement 10 days later offering condolences to the victims’ families. But Crime Stoppers is still waiting to hear from the rap artist, hoping he may have information that could be key to solving the two murders.
Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack was not as reserved as Saunders.
“The irony is not lost on our members that this guy is getting a key to the city and the shootings at Muzik remain unsolved,” he said.
Cops will be out in full force in the downtown core to ensure public safety during the NBA All-Star weekend.
“I’m putting enough resources necessary to answer the bell,” Saunders said. “So rest assured, you will be safe.”
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