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Mandatory Minimum Punishes Peace Officers
James Forcillo's lawyer is trying to convince a judge that the Toronto cop shouldn't be handed the same penalty that a civilian convicted of attempted murder with a restricted firearm would receive. Forcillo faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison for his part in the incident that saw a knife-wielding Sammy Yatim lose his life on a Toronto streetcar in July 2013. Forcillo's lawyer Lawrence Gridin is asking Justice Edward Then to rule the minimum sentence unconstitutional, because...
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