James Forcillo

crime & drugs

Toronto cop sentenced to six years in teen's death gets bail

Constable James Forcillo is appealing his conviction of attempted murder after a judge on Thursday concluded that his use of force against teen Sammy Yatim was "unnecessary, unreasonable, and excessive" and "an egregious breach of trust."
Rachel Browne
7.29.16
crime & drugs

Toronto cop sentenced to six years in jail in shooting death of teenager

Constable James Forcillo was found not guilty of second-degree murder but guilty of attempted murder in January after firing two volleys of shots at Sammy Yatim, who refused to obey his commands to drop a knife.
Rachel Browne and Natalie Alcoba
7.28.16
crime & drugs

Mother of Teen Shot Dead Breaks Down in Court as Toronto Cop Fights for Leniency

Toronto cop James Forcillo was found not guilty of second-degree murder but guilty of attempted murder in January after he fired two volleys of shots at a knife-wielding Sammy Yatim on an empty streetcar.
Tamara Khandaker
5.18.16
VICE Canada Reports

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

After 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on a streetcar in Toronto, the cops are adopting bodycams—but will the devices prevent violence, or turn into a tool for surveillance?
VICE Staff
1.27.16
crime & drugs

Toronto's Mayor and Chief of Police Vow to Tackle Use of Force

Officer James Forcillo was found not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter
Tamara Khandaker
1.25.16
crime & drugs

A Cop on Trial for Murder in Toronto Breaks His Silence

James Forcillo defended his decision to shoot 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, who died in a hail of bullets after refusing to drop a knife. If convicted, he would be the first Toronto police officer guilty of murder in at least 25 years.
Tamara Khandaker
11.27.15
crime & drugs

Sammy Yatim's Death Shook Toronto — Now the Cop Charged with Murder Is on Trial

The violent death of the 18-year-old in July of 2013 served as a catalyst for efforts to change the Toronto police’s use-of-force practices.
Tamara Khandaker
10.21.15
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 Sexually Assaulting 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 Policeman James Forcillo Will Face Second-Degree Murder Charges

For shooting 18-year-old Sammy Yatim nine times on a Toronto streetcar last month. Six of the bullets were fired when Sammy was already on the ground.
Patrick McGuire
8.19.13