Supreme Court to say whether to hear case of Toronto police officer who shot teenager on the streetcar


OTTAWA – A Toronto police officer who shot a teenager on an empty streetcar five years ago finds out today whether Canada's top court will hear his case.

A jury acquitted Const. James Forcillo of Sammy Yatim's 18-year high murder in 2016.

However, jurors convicted him of attempted murder related to a second volley of bullets he fired after Yatim fell and died.

Forcillo's lawyers argue that the first and second volleys were artificially divided into discrete events.

They are also contesting Forcillo's initial six-year sentence, which was one year longer than the mandatory minimum.

Spectator video of the shooting sparked widespread public outrage.


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