Toronto mayor admits to smoking crack cocaine

TORONTO, Canada -- The mayor of Toronto admitted to smoking crack cocaine after months of lying about it.

Mayor Rob Ford called a press conference Wednesday night where he vowed to keep his job.

Many thought he would resign but instead he offered an apology.

Toronto police say Ford was caught on video smoking a crack pipe.

Marion Barry, a Washington D.C. mayor, was convicted in 1990 after being videotaped doing the same thing.

"It's tough to not be scathed at all but there is a path to come back and Marion Barry showed the way," said ABC News Political Director Rick Klein.

Toronto police say they do not have grounds to charge Ford with a crime.

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