The family of an 18-year-old man who died after being shot by Toronto police laid him to rest on Thursday. Video
Sammy Yatim, 18, died July 27 after being shot multiple times by police during a standoff on a TTC streetcar. His death captured on eyewitness and security videos has sparked outrage in Toronto and across the country and demands that the officer be charged.
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The shooting death has prompted Ontario's ombudsman to question whether it's time for the government to review police de-escalation guidelines.
Toronto police Const. James Forcillo has been identified as the officer being investigated in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, his lawyer, Peter Brauti, has confirmed to CityNews. Video
Toronto police Const. James Forcillo has been identified as the officer being investigated in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Video
Sammy Yatim, 18, died in hospital early Saturday after he was shot more than once during a standoff with police on a TTC streetcar. Joseph Nazar read this statement on behalf of the family. Video
Sammy Yatim, 18, died in hospital early Saturday after he was shot during a standoff with police on a TTC streetcar on Dundas Street West. Video
“We trust in the Canadian justice system and we will seek justice for Sammy,” the family said, after the teen was shot to death by police on Saturday. Video
The officer involved in the shooting has been suspended with pay, police confirm. Video
Flowers and notes were left near the streetcar stop for Sammy Yatim, 18, who died after being shot early Saturday morning at Dundas Street West and Bellwoods Avenue during a confrontation with Toronto police. Video
They gathered at the corner of Bellwoods Avenue and Dundas Street West, the spot where the teen died on July 27.
On July 27, eighteen-year-old Yatim was shot multiple times by police during a standoff on an empty TTC streetcar.
The announcement comes exactly a month after Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot dead by police in Toronto. Video
Const. James Forcillo, 30, was released on bail on Tuesday only hours after he was formally charged with second-degree murder. Video
Yatim's shooting was captured on surveillance and cellphone videos, on which nine shots can be heard following shouts for him to drop a knife. Video
Const. James Forcillo was charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. He was granted bail and walked out of court with Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack and lawyer Peter Brauti. Video
Const. James Forcillo has been released on $510,000 bail. He was charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Lawyer Peter Brauti and Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack spoke after the bail hearing. Video
Const. James Forcillo is facing second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. The officer is accused in the fatal shooting on a TTC streetcar in July. Lawyer Peter Brauti and Mike McCormack, pres. Toronto Police Association spoke following Forcillo's first court appearance. Video
All have been cleared in the deaths except for two cases currently before the courts, including Forcillo. Video