Toronto police service

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Man killed by Toronto cops held real or replica gun, says police source

21 Mars 2016

Toronto police officers from the force’s tactical unit negotiated with Alex Wettlaufer for at least 15 minutes before firing their weapons, killing the young man who a police source says was armed with either a real or replica gun.

Wettlaufer, 21, died after three Toronto police officers fired their weapons late Sunday night in a darkened ravine in a North York park near the Leslie subway station.

3 Toronto police officers face more perjury, obstructing justice charges

24 Février 2016

Three of the four Toronto police officers facing criminal charges of perjury and obstructing justice are facing more charges.

Toronto police announced the new charges on Monday and said they are connected to the same 2014 incident as the initial charges, which were laid in late January.

What's changed since Sammy Yatim died

08 Février 2016

Following the death of Sammy Yatim, Toronto police commissioned an independent review of use of force, looking specifically at encounters between officers and people in crisis.

Written by retired Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci, the report — based on a year of research — makes 84 recommendations to Toronto police, with the aim of eliminating fatal encounters with police.

SIU clears Toronto police officer in shooting of fleeing suspect

08 Février 2016

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has cleared a Toronto police officer of any wrongdoing after he shot a fleeing suspect in the North York last spring.

The investigation concluded that the officer “did not exceed the bounds of legally justifiable force” upon confronting the suspect, SIU director Tony Loparco said in a released statement.

Au moins 50 policiers suspendus avec salaire en Ontario

01 Février 2016

Le policier de Toronto James Forcillo qui a abattu Sammy Yatim en 2013 continue à toucher son salaire, même après avoir été reconnu coupable de tentative de meurtre, lundi.

Même situation pour les quatre agents torontois accusés, jeudi, de parjure et d'entrave à la justice. « En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, je n'ai pas le choix », a expliqué le chef de police de Toronto, Mark Saunders.

Toronto police officer charged in Distillery District shooting

29 Janvier 2016

A Toronto police officer who fired multiple bullets into a stopped car during an arrest in the Distillery District last September has been charged under the Police Services Act.

Toronto police wouldn't confirm the exact charge or charges the officer is facing.

Toronto police officers charged with obstructing justice, perjury

29 Janvier 2016

Four Toronto police officers have been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury, and a full review of their past investigations is now underway, Chief Mark Saunders said Thursday.

The officers face a total of 17 charges in relation to a 2014 drug bust, where a judge ruled police planted drugs in a car in a case of “obvious collusion.”

Un policier reconnu non coupable de meurtre, mais coupable de tentative de meurtre

26 Janvier 2016

Le policier James Forcillo a été reconnu coupable de tentative de meurtre pour avoir abattu un jeune homme de 18 ans, Sammy Yatim, dans un wagon de tramway vide à Toronto, ce qui avait suscité l'outrage de la population et des manifestations dans les rues de la métropole.

Christie Blatchford: Verdict in Yatim shooting may be a classic compromise

26 Janvier 2016

TORONTO — It was a volley too far.

So said a jury Monday in convicting Toronto Police Const. James Forcillo of attempted murder in connection with the second round of shots he fired at Sammy Yatim in the teenager’s shooting death on a Dundas streetcar on July 27, 2013.

If the charge and finding make for curious law — Forcillo was charged both with killing and attempting to kill the same person and was acquitted of the more serious charge of murder — the verdict mirrors the widespread revulsion felt at the time by both civilian eyewitnesses and the broader public, who watched it happen almost as quickly as the actual witnesses thanks to iPhone video that was quickly uploaded online.

What we didn’t know before the James Forcillo trial

22 Janvier 2016

The bystander video capturing Sammy Yatim’s death in a hail of nine bullets let the public view for itself how a teenager was shot and killed by a Toronto police officer.

It shocked and galvanized the city. It prompted an ambitious review of police use of force by a retired Supreme Court judge. Many, including legal experts, believe it is the reason Toronto police Const. James Forcillo was charged with Yatim’s murder.

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