Supreme Court denies leave to appeal for Toronto cop who shot teen on streetcar
|CTVnews 06 Dec 2018 at 06:53|
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.
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.