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News in Review - March 2016 ​Forcillo Verdict: Police Accountability and the Use of Lethal Force

The case would change the way Toronto police respond to incidents where suspects show disturbing behaviour. On a July night in 2013, 18-year-old Sammy Yatim boarded a streetcar and began acting irrationally, exposing himself and threatening passengers with a knife. Constable James Forcillo arrived at the scene and within minutes fired his weapon nine times – killing Yatim. Following an ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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As It Happens Sammy Yatim: Report on Use of Lethal Force

In the wake of the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim by Toronto police, the force's chief, Bill Blair, commissioned an independent review into how the police handle encounters with mentally distressed people. As It Happens speaks with former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci on the report he authoured and his investigation into the use of lethal force by Toronto ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Law and Social Justice 2013

From a crack-smoking mayor to a mainstream federal leader willing to legalize marijuana, the year 2013 put Canada on the map when it comes to the issue of illegal drugs in modern society. In Quebec, a province often in the news for cultural reasons, a fresh controversy ignited over the issue of religion versus identity. In Toronto, videos from a ...
  • 2013
  • 00:16:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2013

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News in Review - October 2013 The Killing of Sammy Yatim

Another police shooting in Toronto this past summer left 18-year-old Sammy Yatim dead on a city streetcar. His death became the rallying cry for people who say the police are too heavy handed.  The incident raises questions about how police forces deal with violent aggressors and whether or not more training is required to teach them how to deal with ...
  • 2013
  • 00:17:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

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