Thursday, December 17, 2015

Taser cop delivers shocking testimony at Forcillo trial

A veteran Toronto police officer testified he had “no choice” but to Taser a dying Sammy Yatim.

“Once he didn’t drop the knife, he chose not to give up,” Sgt. Dan Pravica told Const. James Forcillo’s murder trial on Wednesday.

“It’s not like he’s putting his hands up and saying, ‘I give up. The fun’s over,’” said Pravica, demonstrating the surrender gesture in the witness stand.

“I have no idea if he’s playing possum. I’m not going to send my officers in there to get slashed in the neck.”  (more...)

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