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CanadaTop court denies Forcillo leave to appeal

17:20  06 december  2018
17:20  06 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

Supreme Court to deliver ruling on leave to appeal for Toronto cop convicted in death of Sammy Yatim

Supreme Court to deliver ruling on leave to appeal for Toronto cop convicted in death of Sammy Yatim Ontario’s Court of Appeal found Const. James Forcillo’s second round of shots was “clearly unnecessary and excessive.” His legal team is seeking to challenge the appeal court decision, arguing that the first and second volleys were “artificially” divided into two separate events, leading to the separate charges. @SCC_eng to release decision in application brought by James Forcillo for leave to appeal to that Court: https://t.

Ontario’s Court of Appeal found Const. James Forcillo ’s second round of shots was “clearly unnecessary and excessive.” As Eric Sorensen reports, Forcillo 's actions are in stark contrast to those of Const. Ken Lam, who arrested the Toronto van attack suspect without firing a shot.

Ontario’s top court has upheld a rare conviction against a police officer for killing a member of the public in the line of duty, calling Toronto police Constable James Forcillo lucky to have been found guilty of attempted murder, rather than second-degree murder. The officer shot a distressed

Top court denies Forcillo leave to appeal © Provided by thecanadianpress.com Const. James Forcillo leaves court in Toronto on Monday, May 16 , 2016, after a suspension in his sentencing hearing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

OTTAWA - Canada's top court has refused to hear an appeal from a Toronto police officer jailed for shooting a teenager on an empty streetcar five years ago.

A jury convicted Const. James Forcillo of the attempted murder of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim in 2016.

The conviction related to a second volley of bullets Forcillo fired after Yatim was down and dying.

Forcillo's lawyers argued the first and second volleys the officer fired were artificially divided into discrete events.

They also wanted to contest his initial six-year sentence, which was a year longer than the mandatory minimum.

Bystander video of the shooting sparked widespread public outrage.

Family of woman declared brain dead takes case to Ontario Court of Appeal.
The family of Taquisha McKitty will argue in the Ontario Court of Appeal Wednesday that she's still breathing and alive, even though a lower court has declared her dead. "We're not convinced that she's dead," said Bishop Wendell Brereton from her church, the Breakthrough Temple in Brampton. He has visited the McKitty in hospital and witnessed her movements. 'It's not a corpse lying there. It's a person' "Legs, arms. From head to toe she's moving," he said. "So, it's not a corpse lying there. It's a person.

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