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Supreme Court denies leave to appeal for Toronto cop who shot teen on streetcar

Supreme Court denies leave to appeal for Toronto cop who shot teen on streetcar
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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.
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