Sammy Yatim


I Miss the Nonviolent Cartoon Cops of My Childhood

How an obscure 80s cartoon called 'C.O.P.S' showed me the lies in law enforcement.


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.


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.


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?


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


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.


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

Legal experts say a conviction would be "unheard of."


It’s Impossible To Find Out Exactly How Many People Are Shot By Cops in Canada

VICE News has sent dozens of requests across the country to try and obtain specific data on how often Canadian police officers shoot people. Only a partial picture has emerged.


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.


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.