Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sammy Yatim was wielding a knife ...

Sammy Yatim was wielding a knife on an empty streetcar on the evening of July 26, 2013 when Toronto police Const. James Forcillo fired nine shots, striking him eight times. The 18-year-old later died in hospital.
Yatim’s family has previously said that Sammy was suffering an "an acute emotional disturbance" at the time of the shooting.

His death, which was captured on video that was posted online, sparked outrage and prompted Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair to request a report taking a broad look at how officers interact with people in crisis. After an investigation by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, Forcillo was charged with second-degree murder in Sammy Yatim’s death.

Forcillo is expected to go on trial next year.
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