The police officer charged with Sammy Yatim’s murder is back at work

The police officer charged with Sammy Yatim’s murder is back at work

(Image: William Mewes) (Image: William Mewes)
 

With his preliminary hearing underway, constable James Forcillo, the police officer charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, is back in headlines. And, according to the Toronto Sun, he’s also back on the job. A police spokesperson told the paper that Forcillo has been doing non-uniformed desk duty at police headquarters since Februrary, and that he was reinstated at the discretion of police chief Bill Blair. Forcillo’s lawyer, Peter Brauti, has said that new information in the case led to the officer being allowed to return to work (the court case is currently under a publication ban, so there’s literally no saying what that new information may be). Forcillo was suspended with pay after the shooting.