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CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Forcillo arrested for breach of bail

November 24th, 2017 · No Comments

The officer convicted in the death of a troubled teenager on a Toronto Transit Commission streetcar in July 2013 has been re-arrested for breach of his bail conditions.

Constable James Forcillo was acquitted in January 2016 of second-degree murder but found guilty of attempted murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Forcillo had continued firing his weapon even after Yatim had fallen to the floor of an empty streetcar. In his ruling the trial judge, Justice Edward Then, said that Forcillo’s second volley of shots constituted an “egregious breach of trust”. At the time of the shooting, Forcillo was assigned to 14 Division, which covers the Annex area west of Spadina Avenue.

The Special Investigations Unit provided the information that spurred the arrest. Its news release did not specify which bail conditions were breached.

—Brian Burchell, Gleaner News



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