Bad idea to put cop accused of murder back to work

Joe Warmington, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:25 AM ET

TORONTO -- If you won’t suspend a police officer charged with murder what would you ever suspend one for?

And why risk the integrity of Crime Stoppers by placing a man inside accused in one of Toronto’s most well-covered criminal cases?

The facts are Const. James Forcillo is facing a second-degree murder charge for the July 27, 2013 TTC shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.

“Now you can not only call Crime Stoppers to snitch on a murder suspect, you can actually speak with a murder suspect,” commented retired Toronto Police Staff Sgt. Darryl Monaghan. “I can’t think of a worse location to place Forcillo.”

Who knows what he is really doing in there. Even though police have said he is there in an administrative role and would have no interaction with the public, the optics are still bad.

What happens if someone calls and says, “I have some information in the Forcillo case?”

Does he say, “You are talking with him?”


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