“THERE’S SO MUCH MORE THAT WE CAN, AND SHOULD, DO.”
Ed Upenieks lawyer of Sammy Yatim’s father Bill Yatim
strates that, when that force is not justified, there are real and significant consequences,” she said.
Yatim’s shooting death on July 27, 2013 sparked outrage within hours. Video shot by a bystander captured Forcillo shooting Yatim in two separate volleys: first, as he stood on the steps of an empty streetcar, then nearly six seconds later. He resumed firing as Yatim lay on the ground, dying.
The death of Yatim sent hundreds of demonstrators into Toronto’s streets within 48 hours, and led to Forcillo being charged with second- degree murder by the Special Investigations Unit, Ontario’s police watchdog.