07/26/2014 01:42 EDT | Updated 09/25/2014 05:59 EDT

Sammy Yatim: 1 Year Later, Victim's Father Still Haunted By Questions


The father of Sammy Yatim, the 18-year-old fatally shot by Toronto police one year ago, says the questions surrounding his son's death continue to haunt him. 

Nabil Yatim, released a statement today about the death of his son Sammy who was shot by police on an empty streetcar on July 27, 2013 — an incident captured on surveillance and cellphone video, on which nine shots can be heard following shouted commands to drop a knife.

Toronto Police Const. James Forcillo was committed to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder. 

Footage of the incident sparked a public outcry that led to marches in the streets of Toronto.

In his statement, Nabil Yatim says "no parent should have to live through what (he has) endured."

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