TORONTO -- Const. James Forcillo is pleading for a chance.
A chance to tell his side of the story. A chance to prove that he is not guilty of murdering 18-year-old Sammy Yatim when his trial actually begins, likely no earlier than a year from now. A chance to be considered innocent before proven guilty.
But too many of us have already made up our minds, rushing to convict the officer based on some YouTube videos and emotional marches in the street.
“This is a very difficult and frustrating time for me and my family,” the father of two said in an exclusive statement provided to the Toronto Sun. “I am unable to comment on the case and tell my side of the events until I have my trial. It is disappointing that some people would like to see me found guilty before hearing my side of this case and considering all the evidence.