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Officer charged in Yatim shooting faces disciplinary hearing

11/07/2013 06:15 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
James Focillo, the Toronto police constable charged in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim aboard a streetcar last summer, is due to face a police disciplinary committee today.

Forcillo, 30, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Yatim.

Yatim was shot multiple times and Tasered on an empty streetcar in July.

The incident was captured on surveillance and cellphone video on which nine shots can be heard following shouts for Yatim to drop a knife.

Toronto's police chief has appointed retired Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci to conduct a sweeping review of use-of-force policies.

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