Oct 13, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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The trial of the police constable charged in connection with the 2013 shooting death of a teen aboard an empty streetcar will not start now until next week.
Opening statement are not expected next Tuesday or Wednesday.
The postponement in Constable James Forcillo’s case comes because both his lawyers and Crown prosecutors must make legal arguments to the judge, without the jury present.
James Forcillo
Forcillo’s charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.
Sammy Yatim 2
He was shot and killed July 27, 2013 in an incident captured on surveillance and cellphone video on which nine shots can be heard following shouted commands to drop a knife.

Sequence of stills 1 of 6 from video posted by YouTube user Markus Grupp showing Toronto Police shooting of Sammy Yatim, 18, on TTC streetcar at Dundas and Bellwoods early on Saturday, July 27, 2013. MARKUS GRUPP STILL FROM VIDEO, MUST CREDIT 416-455-0435

Forcillo’s pleaded not guilty.
He’s been free on bail working at Toronto Crimestoppers in an administrative capacity.
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