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Sammy Yatim

Sammy Yatim, 18, died July 27 after being shot multiple times by police during a standoff on a TTC streetcar. His death captured on eyewitness and security videos has sparked outrage in Toronto and across the country and demands that the officer be charged.

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Sammy Yatim’s family rally alongside other victims of police violence

| Toronto Staff

Friends and family gathered in Yonge-Dundas Square. Video

Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot and killed by Toronto police on July 27, 2013. Source: Facebook

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Family, friends mark Sammy Yatim’s 19th birthday on Sunday

| CityNews.ca staff

They gathered at the corner of Bellwoods Avenue and Dundas Street West, the spot where the teen died on July 27.

City of Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo is pictured through an unmarked police van as he arrives at the Old City Hall courthouse facing second degree murder charges from the shooting of Sammy Yatim in Toronto, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Preliminary inquiry set for Toronto cop charged in Yatim shooting

| Showwei Chu

On July 27, eighteen-year-old Yatim was shot multiple times by police during a standoff on an empty TTC streetcar.

A police-issued Taser gun is displayed at the Victoria police station in Victoria, B.C. on May 7, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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Police forces can expand use of Tasers: minister

| CityNews.ca staff

The announcement comes exactly a month after Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot dead by police in Toronto. Video

Toronto police chief Bill Blair talks to reporters at a youth event on Aug. 23, 2013. CITYNEWS

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Cop charged in Yatim’s death didn’t get special treatment: Blair

| CityNews.ca staff

Const. James Forcillo, 30, was released on bail on Tuesday only hours after he was formally charged with second-degree murder. Video

Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot and killed by Toronto police on July 27, 2013. Source: Facebook

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Family ‘upset’ by reports 8 bullets hit Yatim

| The Canadian Press

Yatim's shooting was captured on surveillance and cellphone videos, on which nine shots can be heard following shouts for him to drop a knife. Video

Const. James Forcillo leaves court after being released on bail

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Const. James Forcillo leaves court after being released on bail

Const. James Forcillo was charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. He was granted bail and walked out of court with Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack and lawyer Peter Brauti. Video

Raw video: Const. James Forcillo’s lawyer speaks after client is granted bail

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Raw video: Const. James Forcillo’s lawyer speaks after client is granted bail

Const. James Forcillo has been released on $510,000 bail. He was charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Lawyer Peter Brauti and Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack spoke after the bail hearing. Video

Lawyer for Const. James Forcillo calls incident ‘life changing’

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Lawyer for Const. James Forcillo calls incident ‘life changing’

Const. James Forcillo is facing second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. The officer is accused in the fatal shooting on a TTC streetcar in July. Lawyer Peter Brauti and Mike McCormack, pres. Toronto Police Association spoke following Forcillo's first court appearance. Video

The SIU says there are "reasonable grounds" to charge Toronto Const. James Forcillo with second-degree murder in Sammy Yatim's death. CITYNEWS

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Forcillo 11th Ontario officer to face murder or manslaughter

| The Canadian Press

All have been cleared in the deaths except for two cases currently before the courts, including Forcillo. Video

City of Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo is pictured through an unmarked police van as he arrives at the Old City Hall courthouse facing second degree murder charges from the shooting of Sammy Yatim in Toronto, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Toronto cop James Forcillo granted bail in fatal TTC shooting

| The Canadian Press and CityNews.ca staff

Const. James Forcillo was freed on $510,000 bail on Tuesday afternoon after being charged with second-degree murder. Video

Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot and killed by Toronto police on July 27, 2013. Source: Facebook

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Forcillo 9th Toronto cop to face murder or manslaughter

| Showwei Chu

Const. James Forcillo is the latest Toronto police force member to face a second-degree murder charge in last month’s TTC shooting death of Sammy Yatim, 18. Video

Officers investigate after a man was fatally shot during a dispute with police in Toronto on July 27, 2013. CITYNEWS

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Your Reaction: Toronto police officer charged in Sammy Yatim’s death

| Erin Criger

Sammy Yatim, 18, was armed with a knife when he was shot on a TTC streetcar last month. Video

The SIU says there are "reasonable grounds" to charge Toronto Const. James Forcillo with second-degree murder in Sammy Yatim's death. CITYNEWS

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Sammy Yatim family ‘relieved’ Toronto cop charged with murder

| Erin Criger and Showwei Chu

Const. James Forcillo, who faces second-degree murder in the death of Sammy Yatim, 18, is expected in court Tuesday morning. Video

Sammy Yatim, 18, was shot and killed by Toronto police on July 27, 2013. Source: Facebook

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Judge reviewing Toronto police is with law firm that has police links

| The Canadian Press

Lawyers at BLG have acted for the insurers of the Toronto Police Service in civil suits.

Sarah Yatim attends the funeral of her brother, Sammy Yatim, 18, in Toronto on Aug. 1, 2013.

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Yatim family met privately with police chief

| 680News staff and Kevin Misener

Bill Blair said he had a private discussion with Yatim's mother, sister and other family members. Video

Groups rally in Toronto to call for action on police shootings

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Groups rally in Toronto to call for action on police shootings

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the city’s police headquarters demanding justice for Sammy Yatim. Video (1)

Sammy Yatim’s family take part in protest in Toronto

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Sammy Yatim’s family take part in protest in Toronto

Sammy Yatim died following an incident with police on a TTC streetcar in July. His family took part in a march to protest police tactics on Tuesday in Toronto. Joseph Nazar spoke about how the family is coping with the loss of the 18-year-old. Video

Hundreds rally in Toronto protesting police tactics

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Hundreds rally in Toronto protesting police tactics

Tammie Sutherland is at Yonge-Dundas Square as hundreds of people were getting ready to hold a rally to protest police tactics. It comes on the heels of the fatal shooting of teen Sammy Yatim on a TTC streetcar last month. Video

Families of police shooting victims call for action in Toronto

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Families of police shooting victims call for action in Toronto

Irwin Nanda, executive vice president, OFL, is calling for an independent investigation of police training, policies and practices across the province. It comes on the heels of the fatal shooting of teen Sammy Yatim on a TTC streetcar last month. Family members of police shooting victims and their supporters also spoke at Tuesday’s press conference in Toronto. Video