162: Death on the 505: The Shooting of Sammy Yatim

Episode 162: In July of 2013, on a busy summer night in downtown Toronto, police received several calls about a man on a streetcar brandishing a knife and threatening passengers and the transit operator. After an encounter with police lasting only 50 seconds, 18-year-old Sammy Yatim had been shot nine times and later died from his wounds. As videos of the incident surfaced, many people were outraged, claiming that the police had used excessive force and calling for the head of the officer who had pulled the trigger.

Co-host: Carol Browne
Promo: Ignorance Was Bliss

Global News | Search – Sammy Yatim
Toronto Police shoot Sammy Yatim on TTC streetcar – Markus Grupp YouTube
Enhanced audio/video – Shooting of Sammy Yatim by Toronto Police Const. Forcillo on July 27, 2013 – YouTube
TTC surveillance camera 1 – YouTube
TTC surveillance camera 2 – YouTube
TTC surveillance camera 3 – YouTube
TTC surveillance camera 4 – YouTube
The Killing of Sammy Yatim | Toronto Life
Sammy’s Fight Back for Justice – Home | Facebook
Shooting of Sammy Yatim – Wikipedia
Special Investigations Unit — News Release
James Forcillo bail decision | Bail | Appeal
Reasons for the sentence of James Forcillo | Murder | Crime & Violence
James Forcillo parole decision | Parole | Probation Officer
Police Encounters With People in Crisis 2014 | Emergency Department | Mental Health

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