“THERE’S SO MUCH MORE THAT WE CAN, AND SHOULD, DO.”

Ed Upe­nieks lawyer of Sammy Ya­tim’s fa­ther Bill Ya­tim

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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.

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