Toronto cop facing murder charge in streetcar shooting death to be freed on bail
A Toronto police officer facing a rare murder charge in the shooting death of a young man will be freed on $510,000 bail.
Const. James Forcillo showed no discernible reaction as he appeared in court after surrendering to authorities this morning.
Ontario's Special Investigations Unit charged Forcillo on Monday with second-degree murder in 18-year-old Sammy Yatim's death last month.
A judicial pre-trial, which is a case conference with a judge and the lawyers, has been set for Sept. 30.
Yatim's family is scheduled to hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the events surrounding the young man's death.
Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack attended Forcillo's court appearance and said this has been a stressful time for the officer.