TORONTO, CANADA (TheBadgerCA) – With today’s decision by Toronto’s SIU to charge Constable James Forcillo with second-degree murder in the shooting of Sammy Yatim, focus on Forcillo was intense. The six-year veteran is charged with shooting of 18-year old Yatim on an empty Toronto streetcar. Even with the pending court case, Forcillo remained upbeat.
“Obviously what I did was horrific, and yes, I should be punished. But I think that when God closes a door, he opens a window. So, it looks like the easiest thing for me is to go the traditional route and become a private investigator with a huge drinking problem. Maybe gambling as well.
“Sure, it’s a bit of a stereotype, but stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. My constable partner on night shifts would always say that when we pulled over a Chinese driver, or something like that. I guess for the short term, I’ll be in court, but after that, it pretty much looks like I’ll be hanging out my shingle for private investigating and spending the time in between investigations pouring whisky on my aching soul, trying to silence the demons that will forever scream at me in both my waking and non-waking hours. I know I’ll forever feel remorse and never have serenity or peace in my heart, but it’s a living.