Const. James Forcillo was charged with second-degree murder last summer after Yatim was shot to death on a streetcar.
The Toronto police officer charged in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim on a downtown streetcar last summer is back at work, the service confirmed Thursday.
Const. James Forcillo was charged with second-degree murder last summer after police responded to a Dundas streetcar where Yatim, 18, was holding a small knife.
Forcillo fired nine times, eight of them hitting Yatim. Bystander video and video onboard the streetcar captured the event. The public video, released on YouTube immediately after the shooting, set off massive public protest that has escalated into heated discussion on use of force by police.
Following the shooting, Chief Bill Blair suspended Forcillo with pay, as mandated by provincial legislation. For months, the officer could be seen in plainclothes checking in daily at police headquarters.
In February, Forcillo returned to work on restricted administrative duties for Crime Stoppers, which works to prevent and solve crimes through advocacy and receiving anonymous tips, said police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray.
Forcillo is not permitted to carry a gun, as his bail conditions prevent him from possessing any weapons. He is currently working out of headquarters on College St.