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Full parole for Toronto cop who shot teen Sammy Yatim on empty streetcar

TORONTO — A police officer who fatally shot a distraught teenager on an empty Toronto streetcar in 2013 has won full parole.

The only restriction on James Forcillo is that he have no contact with the victim’s relatives.

Forcillo, 37, was convicted in 2016 of attempted murder in the shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, and jailed for 61/2 years.

In its decision, the Parole Board of Canada says Forcillo is a low risk for reoffending.

It says he has been reintegrating appropriately into society via previously granted day parole.

The board also says he understands the trauma he inflicted on Yatim’s family.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 21, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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