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."
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.
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.
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.