Thursday, May 12, 2016

Const. James Forcillo faces misconduct charge at police tribunal

After initial confusion about his bail conditions, Const. James Forcillo was granted brief leave from house arrest to make his first appearance at a misconduct hearing at Toronto police headquarters early Tuesday morning.

The police officer convicted of attempted murder in the death of Sammy Yatim said little as he faced one charge of misconduct in connection to Yatim’s July 2013 death.

His hair slicked back, wearing a dark blue suit and a serious expression, Forcillo said “I do” when asked by the tribunal hearing officer if he understood the charge laid against him under the province’s Police Services Act.

A discreditable conduct charge is automatically laid against an Ontario police officer when he or she is convicted of a crime.  (more...)

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