“We’re disappointed. It’s never good when we have one of our officers charged, especially with a charge like second-degree murder. But we’re a professional group of people and we’ll get through this.”
—McCormack, who is the president of the Toronto Police Association, said this to the Globe earlier today after a court appearance by James Forcillo, the police constable who yesterday was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. You can practically hear McCormack’s mind racing while you read this quote. He has to show concern for his officer without belittling the Yatim family’s pain. Does he pull it off, or is there a still a sense that he’s trying to tell us who the real victim is?