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  • Jurors in coroner’s inquest into death of Sammy Yatim issue 63 recommendations
    The recommendations touch on issues such as officer training, peer intervention and mental health supports family members of those killed or seriously injured by police.
    Crime
    Feb 1
  • Peer intervention, family support among proposed recommendations in Sammy Yatim inquest
    Closing submissions have begun at a coroner's inquest into the death of a teen who was shot by a Toronto police officer on an empty streetcar more than a decade ago.
    Crime
    Jan 30
  • Forcillo tells inquest feedback on use-of-force would have been helpful
    A former Toronto police officer who shot a teen on an empty streetcar more than a decade ago is taking the stand for a second day at a coroner's inquest.
    Crime
    Jan 23
  • Forcillo tells coroner’s inquest having a stun gun would have ‘changed everything’
    A former Toronto police officer who shot a teen on an empty streetcar told a coroner's inquest today that having a stun gun would have "changed everything."
    Crime
    Jan 22
  • Sammy Yatim’s family tells inquest they still struggle to cope with teen’s death
    Sammy Yatim's family says there should be resources to help people like them cope with their loss, noting they are still struggling to come to terms with his death.
    Canada
    Jan 12
  • Coroner’s inquest into death of Sammy Yatim set to start in January
    A coroner's inquest for Sammy Yatim, a Toronto teen who was shot by a police officer on an empty streetcar in 2013, is now set to begin next month.
    Canada
    Dec 14, 2023
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  • Paul Bernardo transfer: Prison officials ‘intervened’ to stop public statement
    Documents show that Correctional Service Canada stopped Paul Bernardo from having his lawyer make a statement to the media as controversy swirled around his prison transfer.
    Canada
    Oct 25, 2023
  • Sammy Yatim’s mother continues fight for justice 10 years after son’s death
    Ten years after her son was fatally shot by police on an empty Toronto streetcar, Sammy Yatim's mother is still fighting for justice.
    Canada
    Jul 27, 2023
  • Coroner rules against Toronto officer’s ‘suicide by cop’ theory for Sammy Yatim inquest
    A coroner has denied a request from a former Toronto police officer to explore a theory that a distraught teen he shot was committing 'suicide by cop.'
    Crime
    Mar 30, 2023
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  • Police boost presence on TTC in wake of violence, commuter reaction mixed
    Commuter reaction appeared mixed on Friday as Toronto police boosted their presence on city transit in the wake of recent violence.
    Canada
    Jan 27, 2023
  • Police officer who fatally shot teen argues inquest should consider ‘suicide by cop’
    Forcillo shot the 18-year-old multiple times in July 2013 while the teen was on an empty streetcar.
    Crime
    Nov 23, 2022
  • Coroner’s inquest into fatal shooting of teen by Toronto police postponed
    Former Toronto police officer James Forcillo shot the 18-year-old multiple times in July 2013 while the teen was in the middle of a mental health crisis on an empty streetcar.
    Canada
    Nov 14, 2022
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  • George Floyd death draws scrutiny on police use of force. What’s Canada’s protocol?
    The death of George Floyd has triggered a waterfall of questions about the use of force by law enforcement — the method of restraint used on Floyd being one of them.
    Canada
    Jun 5, 2020
  • Trial continues for cop charged in shooting death of Sammy Yatim
    The trial of a Toronto police officer charged in the shooting death of a teen on an empty streetcar is set to continue today with testimony from witnesses brought by the Crown.
    Crime
    Oct 28, 2015
  • Jury selection begins in second degree murder trial of James Forcillo
    Jury selection begins Wednesday in the second degree murder trial of Toronto police officer James Forcillo who is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.
    Crime
    Sep 30, 2015
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  • Video shows Sammy Yatim’s final moments before being shot to death by police in 2013
    Newly released video provides a more complete picture of what led up to the shooting of Sammy Yatim at the hands of a police officer on a Toronto streetcar in July 2013.
    Crime
    Oct 21, 2015
  • Actions of Toronto cop in fatal shooting of Sammy Yatim not necessary: Crown
    A Toronto police officer's fatal shooting of a teen on an empty streetcar two years ago was neither necessary, nor reasonable, a Crown prosecutor told a jury Tuesday as he described the graphic details of Sammy Yatim's death.
    Crime
    Oct 20, 2015
  • Jurors hear audio of Sammy Yatim shooting for first time in court
    The sound of nine loud gunshots shattered the quiet of a Toronto courtroom Thursday as a jury heard for the first time audio of the last moments of Sammy Yatim's life.
    Crime
    Oct 22, 2015
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  • Streetcar driver tells court he was frightened moments before Sammy Yatim shooting
    The driver of a Toronto streetcar where a teen was gunned down by police said Tuesday that he was frightened in the moments before officers arrived to deal with reports of a young man with a knife.
    Crime
    Oct 27, 2015
  • Yatim thought people were trying to kill him, streetcar driver testifies
    The trial of a Toronto police officer charged in the shooting death of a teen on an empty streetcar is set to resume today.
    Crime
    Oct 26, 2015
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