Sammy Yatim: Const. James Forcillo Trial

The trial of Constable James Forcillo, charged with second degree murder in the death of 18 year-old Sammy Yatim, began on October 13, 2015 in Toronto.

Sammy Yatim was shot eight times by Constable Forcillo 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. Constable Forcillo is currently suspended with pay from the Toronto Police Services, and remains out on bail while his matter is before the courts.

Falconers LLP represents the mother and sister of Sammy Yatim.

In the News

Sammy Yatim was ‘acting tough’ but calmed while talking with driver, witness testifies  Toronto Star,  November 4, 2015

Audio recordings of shooting played at Sammy Yatim murder trial   Toronto Star, October 23, 2015  *WARNING; graphic content

Const. James Forcillo trial marks a historic moment in Canada   Toronto Star, October 13, 2015
Sammy Yatim shooting trial of James Forcillo begins today   CBC, October 13, 2015
Opening statements scheduled in trial of Toronto cop charged in streetcar shooting   CTV News, October 13, 2015



Video of the shooting of Sammy Yatim


Read more about this case, including related legal documents, here.

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