James Forcillo, ex-officer who shot and killed teen on streetcar, granted full parole

James Forcillo, the previous Toronto police officer who shot teenager Sammy Yatim to dying on a TTC streetcar in 2013, has been granted full parole.


Forcillo was convicted of tried homicide in 2016, and started serving months of jail time in November 2017 following a prolonged attraction course of. His sentence was purported to final six years, 5 months and 29 days, in accordance with the Parole Board of Canada doc outlining his parole.

A decide handed Forcillo that sentence following an uncommon verdict by a Toronto jury, which discovered Forcillo responsible of tried homicide, however not second-degree homicide, even supposing Yatim died aboard the streetcar.

The jury believed Forcillo was justified in firing the primary three photographs at Yatim, who was brandishing a knife earlier than Forcillo opened hearth, however not a second spherical of photographs.


Practically the complete incident was captured on digital camera and sparked a severe debate within the metropolis about police use of pressure.

Now, the parole board says there is a “low danger” Forcillo will commit one other crime. 

“It’s the Board’s opinion that you’ll not current an undue danger to society if launched and that your launch will contribute to the safety of society by facilitating your reintegration into society as a law-abiding citizen,” the doc stated.


The previous constable has, nonetheless, been barred from having any contact with Yatim’s household. 

Forcillo had beforehand been granted day parole.