Sammy Yatim killing: Inquest into shooting set for November


It’s been practically a decade since 18-year-old Sammy Yatim was fatally shot by police whereas having a psychological well being disaster on a Toronto streetcar.

On Monday, the Ministry of the Solicitor General introduced a date for an inquest into Yatim’s loss of life.

Coroner Dr. Jennifer Dmetrichuk stated the inquest for Yatim will begin on Nov. 14, final 10 days and listen to from 11 witnesses.

The incident occurred on a streetcar on Dundas Street close to Trinity Bellwoods Park at round 12:10 a.m. on July 17, 2013.

Yatim was stated to have been performing erratically, advancing on different passengers, and exposing himself whereas brandishing a 12 cm knife on the streetcar.

Witnesses on the scene described seeing police encompass the stopped streetcar with their weapons drawn at Yatim, who was inside, instructing him to drop the knife. After evacuating the extra passengers and driver, police opened hearth.

James Forcillo, one of many first officers to reach on scene, shot at Yatim 9 instances, putting him eight instances.

In August 2013, Forcillo was charged with second-degree homicide, and in July 2014, with tried homicide. In January 2016, he was discovered not responsible of second-degree homicide, however responsible of tried homicide.

He was sentenced to 6 and a half years behind bars and was granted full parole in 2020.

The inquest will look at the circumstances surrounding Yatim’s loss of life.

With information from The Canadian Press.


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