A Toronto officer charged in the shooting death of an 18 year old in the summer of 2013 returns to court Monday but was quickly adjourned.
His lawyers argued that the defence and Crown prosecutors need to make legal arguments to the judge, outside the presence of the jury.
Opening statements began today in the trial of Constable James Forcillo, who is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Sammy Yatim.
The teen was shot and killed on a streetcar. Video of the incident shows the officers yelling at Yatim to drop a knife before the shots are fired.
Forcillo has pleaded not guilty to the charges he’s facing. He’s been free on bail and working with Crimestoppers in an administrative role.
The trial is set to resume next week on October 20 with opening statements.