Another long day for jurors heading into a fifth day of deliberations at the trial of Const. James Forcillo.
The 32 year old Toronto police officer facing second-degree murder and attempted murder charges in the 2013 streetcar shooting death of Sammy Yatim.
Forcillo has pleaded not guilty to the charges while prosecutors assert that he did not act reasonably and the shots were not necessary.
Eleven jurors have been deliberating since Wednesday at the University avenue court house, and on Saturday night announced they would need more time.
A stirring 911 call from July 27th, 2013 made by a passenger on the TTC vehicle was released by the court, this past week. It features a crying woman barely understood by the 911 operator who asked her to stay on the line until officers arrive.
The call came in following the 18 year old Yatim’s outburst where he exposed himself to streetcar passengers then pulled out a small knife.
Video played during the trial show Forcillo on scene, yelling repeatedly at Yatim then, firing his revolver. Eight bullets hit Yatim according to medical documents leading to his death.