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Sammy Yatim killing: Const. James Forcillo inquiry begins today

04/22/2014 09:17 EDT | Updated 06/22/2014 05:59 EDT
The preliminary inquiry for Const. James Forcillo into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim aboard a streetcar is set to begin in Toronto today.

The inquiry will determine if the Crown has enough evidence to move forward with a second-degree murder charge against Forcillo, 30, who is accused in the death of Yatim last July.

The incident was recorded by security cameras and on amateur cellphone video. Nine shots can be heard on the videos, following shouts from police for Yatim to drop a knife he was reportedly holding during the confrontation.

The final six shots appear to come after Yatim had already fallen to the floor of the streetcar.  

The inquiry is set to run until May 9.

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