Falconers LLP represents the mother of Sammy Yatim, an 18 year-old man who was shot to death on a TTC streetcar on July 27, 2013. The shooting was investigated by the Special Investigations Unit, and following their investigation, Constable James Forcillo was charged with second degree murder.
On January 25, 2016, Constable Forcillo was found guilty of attempted murder and not guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter.
On August 30, 2013, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair appointed Frank Iacobucci to lead the review of the Toronto Police Services’ use of force policies.
On October 11, 2013, the mother and sister of Sammy Yatim, Sahar Bahadi and Sarah Yatim, filed a lawsuit against Cst. Forcillo and the Toronto Police Service.
In the News
Sammy Yatim’s family sues Toronto police for $8-million for using ‘excessive’ force the night of streetcar shooting National Post, July 23, 2014
Toronto cop James Forcillo to go on trial for second-degree murder in streetcar shooting of Sammy Yatim National Post, June 17, 2014
Toronto cop committed to stand trial in TTC shooting death of Sammy Yatim CTV News, June 17, 2014
Grief, silence mark Sammy Yatim’s birthday The Record, November 4, 2013
Sammy Yatim: Chief Bill Blair announces Frank Iacobucci will lead police review Toronto Star, August 30, 2013
Sammy Yatim’s mother, sister hire civil-rights lawyer The Globe and Mail, August 29, 2013
Sammy Yatim: Dennis O’Connor resigns from Chief Blair’s police review in wake of streetcar shooting Toronto Star, August 28, 2013
Ontario expands police Taser use after Sammy Yatim shooting CBC, August 27, 2013