Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Facts about the Case of the Toronto Cop Charged in Sammy Yatim's Death

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Facts about the Case of the Toronto Cop Charged in Sammy Yatim's Death

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Facts about the case of Const. James Forcillo

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TORONTO - Some facts about the case of the Toronto police officer charged in the death of a teen on an empty streetcar two and a half years ago.

THE VICTIM: Sammy Yatim. Evidence at the trial has shown that the 18-year-old had ecstasy in his system when he boarded the streetcar on which he died. A jury has heard Yatim exposed himself and pulled out a small knife while he was sitting at the back of the vehicle, sparking a panicked exodus.

THE ACCUSED: Const. James Forcillo, a 32-year-old police officer who had been with the force for three and a half years when he killed Yatim. He was released on bail shortly after his arrest and has been working at Crimestoppers since February 2014 after his suspension was lifted. …

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