Sammy Yatim

James Forcillo was convicted of attempted murder in Sammy Yatim's 2013 death.
Forcillo was convicted of attempted murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.
Const. James Forcillo fired two separate volleys at 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, who was wielding a small knife on an empty streetcar.
Irina Forcillo says her husband shouldn't go to jail because he is not a risk to society.
Forcillo and Yatim didn't live in a vacuum. Ontario has hundreds of thousands of public sector employees, and millions of citizens. The point that is conveniently missed is the lack of accountability in Ontario is not something unique to the relationship between police and citizen. It's not as if the police has a unique culture, interfacing with a society that the rest of the public sector doesn't engage. Accountability is a two-way process. We have a cultural accountability problem.
"I just watched someone's son get killed."
Const. James Forcillo was cleared of second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim in July 2013.
Const. James Forcillo pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and attempted murder.
A Toronto jury has spent more than two months hearing the case of Const. James Forcillo.
He wasn't acting like a police officer, the Crown said.