As Ford left his home for work in the morning, he pushed back a crush of journalists waiting at the edge of his driveway.
At city hall, he made a brief statement: “I think everybody has seen the allegations against me today. I wish I could come out and defend myself. Unfortunately, I can’t because it’s before the courts. I’ll be out doing what the people elected me to do and that’s save the taxpayers money and run the great government I have been running the past three years. That’s all I can say.”