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The National 'Unprecedented' report released on racial profiling by Toronto police

A black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be shot and killed by police, according to a new Ontario Human Rights Commission report on race and policing. The commission's interim report said black people were over-represented in several types of violent police interactions, including use-of-force cases, shootings, deadly encounters and fatal shootings.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

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 - 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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News in Review - December 1992 The Police and Changing Times

The interrelationship of police forces, government and citizens is examined in light of the conflict between the Ontario government and Ontario police forces.
  • 1992
  • 00:14:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1992

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