James Forcillo

Police Shooting

Supreme Court rejects appeal of former Toronto cop who shot teen on a streetcar

Former Toronto police officer James Forcillo was convicted of attempted murder in the killing of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on an empty streetcar.
Rachel Browne
12.6.18
Police Shooting

Toronto cop who killed Sammy Yatim arrested for breaching bail conditions

Const. James Forcillo was out on bail while appealing his attempted murder conviction.
Tamara Khandaker
11.15.17
News

Experts Have Been Telling Ontario Cops To Be Less Violent For Years. They Aren’t Listening

Toronto cop James Forcillo's six year sentence for shooting Sammy Yatim highlights the need for better training.
Manisha Krishnan
7.28.16
VICE Canada Reports

BodyCams: Will a Toronto Police Project Help Prevent the Next Sammy Yatim Shooting?

VICE sits down with the executive director of CCLA, Sukanya Pillay, to talk about the implications of police wearing body cameras and follows two Toronto constables participating in the bodycam project on their patrol route.
VICE Staff
1.26.16
News

Front-line Toronto Cops to get Military-Grade Assault Rifles

'Fucking ridiculous' is how one defence lawyer described the decision.
Manisha Krishnan
1.20.16
News

An Angry Crowd at a Toronto Liquor Store Tried to Stop a White Cop from Arresting a Young Black Man

The man was apparently "fidgety" and would not pull his hands from his pockets.
Jake Kivanc
12.2.15
News

The Toronto Cop Who Killed Teenager Sammy Yatim Is Now Standing Trial for Murder

Legal experts say a conviction would be "unheard of."
Manisha Krishnan
10.13.15
News

Three Toronto Police Officers Have Been Charged with Gang Sexual Assault of a Colleague

The three officers charged with sexually assaulting a female parking enforcement officer have been arrested and released on bail.
Nick Rose
2.19.15
News

Toronto Cops May Start Carrying Tasers and Wearing Cameras

It's nearly been a year since Sammy Yatim was killed by Toronto Police, and today, a report by a former Supreme Court judge has recommended the police carry tasers en masse and wear cameras.
Patrick McGuire
7.24.14
News

The Toronto Cop Charged with Murdering Sammy Yatim Is Back to Work

James Forcillo—the police officer charged with second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Sammy Yatim—has been serving a paid suspension since February, but is now back to work full-time for the Toronto Police. We spoke to the President of the...
Kristy Hoffman
4.25.14
News

Officer James Forcillo Has Been Charged with Second-Degree Murder for Killing Sammy Yatim

News broke this morning that Officer James Forcillo is being charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 18-year old Sammy Yatim. This will come as a huge relief to all sorts of people. First and foremost being the Yatims themselves.
Patrick McGuire
8.19.13