QUOTED: Peter Brauti, lawyer for the police officer charged with killing Sammy Yatim

QUOTED: Peter Brauti, lawyer for the police officer charged with killing Sammy Yatim

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

“You should be very careful and think about the fact that you haven’t heard all the evidence. Some of the evidence is pretty frightening.”

Peter Brauti, giving reporters something to publish. Quotes like these are all we’ll get for the time being, because constable James Forcillo’s preliminary court hearing, which began Tuesday, is covered by a publication ban. (Forcillo is the officer charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim last July.) Brauti seems to be suggesting that details of Yatim’s behaviour before the shooting will make it clear that Forcillo was justified in pulling the trigger.

CORRECTION: This post originally misstated the first name of Forcillo’s lawyer. It’s Peter, not Paul.