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"The public no longer has an appetite for police simply saying, 'This is use of force.'''
"Mr. Yatim was in it to fight till the end."
Chad Seymour was the last person to speak with Sammy Yatim.
Const. James Forcillo is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.
James Forcillo arrives at court with his wife Irina in Toronto on Tuesday. (Photo: CP) Caught on video and posted on YouTube
Toronto Police Const. James Forcillo, the cop who allegedly shot 18-year-old Sammy Yatim nine times, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in Yatim's death. Since the Special Investigations Unit's inception in 1990, Forcillo is the 11th officer in Ontario to be charged with second-degree murder or manslaughter. The unique case is prompting a lot of questions. For example, "It is rare that a police officer in the course of his duties is charged with second-degree murder. Is this a case of overcharging by the SIU to appease public opinion?" Here are answers to that and other questions.
TORONTO - A Toronto police officer facing a rare murder charge in the shooting death of a young man on a streetcar is free