Aug 20, 2013
By Bob Sheppard
The Toronto Police officer charged with second degree murder in the Sammy Yatim case is out on 510 thousand dollars bail.
Thirty year-old Constable James Forcillo was granted bail at a court appearance shortly after he turned himself in early Tuesday. He will have to report to the province’s Special Investigations Unit once a week. The reasons for granting bail are under a publication ban.
Eighteen year-old Sammy Yatim died when he was shot nine times and Tasered on a Toronto streetcar last month after being ordered to drop a knife.
Much of the sights and sounds of the incident were captured on video and ignighted passionate demonstrations as well ascalls for charges to be laid.