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Update: Forcillo may not stand trial until after summer 2015
The police officer who is accused of shooting and killing Sammy Yatim is also facing a new charge of attempted murder
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Constable James Forcillo

The Toronto Police constable charged in the death of 18 year-old Sammy Yatim in July of 2013 may not stand trial until after next summer.

James Forcillo was not in court Wednesday, but a lawyer made a brief court appearance on his behalf and set a judicial pre-trial for September 22nd.

At that time a target trial date may be set, with Forcillo's lawyer expecting the trial itself to be scheduled for sometime after summer 2015.

The officer faces a charge of second degree murder in Yatim's shooting death on the Dundas streetcar last July.

Forcillo has also been formally charged with attempted murder, although it was not discussed in court Wednesday.

Const. Forcillo's lawyer Peter Brauti told the National Post that "it is obviously disappointing that he (Cst. Forcillo) is being pursued with new theories of the case more than a year after the events."

Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack told Newstalk 1010's Bell Media partner CP24 that he believes the late charge suggests the Crown has a weak case.

RELATED LINKS:

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/30/security-camera-police-shooting-with-sound

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/29/police-shoot-18-year-old-sammy-yatim-at-bellwoods-and-dundas

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/29/shooting-of-sammy-yatim-by-toronto-police

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/30/mayor-on-the-yatim-shooting

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/31/memorial-for-sammy-yatim

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/08/01/emotions-run-hot-at-sammy-yatims-funeral

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/08/12/chief-blair-on-yatim-shooting

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/08/13/yatim-protest

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Constable James Forcillo

The Toronto Police constable charged in the death of 18 year-old Sammy Yatim in July of 2013 may not stand trial until after next summer.

James Forcillo was not in court Wednesday, but a lawyer made a brief court appearance on his behalf and set a judicial pre-trial for September 22nd.

At that time a target trial date may be set, with Forcillo's lawyer expecting the trial itself to be scheduled for sometime after summer 2015.

The officer faces a charge of second degree murder in Yatim's shooting death on the Dundas streetcar last July.

Forcillo has also been formally charged with attempted murder, although it was not discussed in court Wednesday.

Const. Forcillo's lawyer Peter Brauti told the National Post that "it is obviously disappointing that he (Cst. Forcillo) is being pursued with new theories of the case more than a year after the events."

Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack told Newstalk 1010's Bell Media partner CP24 that he believes the late charge suggests the Crown has a weak case.

RELATED LINKS:

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/30/security-camera-police-shooting-with-sound

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/29/police-shoot-18-year-old-sammy-yatim-at-bellwoods-and-dundas

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/29/shooting-of-sammy-yatim-by-toronto-police

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/30/mayor-on-the-yatim-shooting

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/07/31/memorial-for-sammy-yatim

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/08/01/emotions-run-hot-at-sammy-yatims-funeral

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/08/12/chief-blair-on-yatim-shooting

http://www.newstalk1010.com/videos/2013/08/13/yatim-protest

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