Sammy Yatim dead
A Toronto jury has spent more than two months hearing the case of Const. James Forcillo.
Const. James Forcillo has pleaded not guilty to the second-degree murder of Sammy Yatim, 18, in 2013.
Chad Seymour was the last person to speak with Sammy Yatim.
This week saw Toronto trying to make sense of the fatal shooting by police of a knife-wielding 18-year-old man, Sammy Yatim, on an empty streetcar. Most of us look at the video of the incident and think: How did this happen? The officers would have had ample time to fire had Yatim come at them with the knife, so why do nine shots appear to have been discharged before he came anywhere near them? Surely a failure to obey a police order (Yatim was told repeatedly to drop the knife and did not comply) cannot be considered reasonable grounds for letting loose with a hail of bullets.
"It's fine to demand answers but there is a period of time that is required for due process to occur," Syd Gravel, a retired
Shocking new enhanced video of the shooting of Sammy Yatim on a Toronto streetcar early Saturday morning is prompting angry
Eighteen-year-old Sammy Yatim was shot nine times, Tasered, and killed by Toronto police early Saturday morning. It is unlikely that many details will emerge any time soon. And if history is an indicator, many of the details may never be known, unless there is a public inquiry. But while members of the police are required, by law, to co-operate with the SIU investigation, there are a great many obstacles that are likely to hamper the SIU's work. Here are some.
The officer involved in the shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on a Toronto streetcar early Saturday morning has been suspended
A family is in shock after a police shooting left a young man dead on a Toronto streetcar this weekend. Sammy Yatim was shot