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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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Sahar Bahadi mother of Sammy Yatim, centre, cries as she follows the hearse carrying the casket of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim at his funeral in Toronto on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Sister of slain teen Sammy Yatim calls for action at his funeral

| Allison Jones, The Canadian Press

The family of an 18-year-old man who died after being shot by Toronto police laid him to rest on Thursday. 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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Police guidelines questioned after shooting death of Sammy Yatim

| Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press

The shooting death has prompted Ontario's ombudsman to question whether it's time for the government to review police de-escalation guidelines.

Visitation for Sammy Yatim held Wednesday

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Visitation for Sammy Yatim held Wednesday

Friends and family of Sammy Yatim gathered Wednesday evening a funeral home in Scarborough to remember the 18-year-old who died after shots were fired on a TTC streetcar. Video (2)

Officer being investigated in fatal streetcar shooting identified

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Officer being investigated in fatal streetcar shooting identified

Toronto police Const. James Forcillo has been identified as the officer being investigated in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, his lawyer, Peter Brauti, has confirmed to CityNews. Video

Const. James Forcillo is under investigation after the shooting death of Sammy Yatim on a TTC streetcar. FACEBOOK

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Officer being investigated in fatal streetcar shooting identified

| CityNews.ca staff

Toronto police Const. James Forcillo has been identified as the officer being investigated in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Video

Raw video: Sammy Yatim’s family releases statement

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Raw video: Sammy Yatim’s family releases statement

Sammy Yatim, 18, died in hospital early Saturday after he was shot more than once during a standoff with police on a TTC streetcar. Joseph Nazar read this statement on behalf of the family. Video

Sammy Yatim, 18, died after a confrontation with police on a TTC streetcar July 27, 2013. FACEBOOK

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Yatim family: ‘We hold no ill will against police’

| CityNews.ca staff

Sammy Yatim, 18, died in hospital early Saturday after he was shot during a standoff with police on a TTC streetcar on Dundas Street West. Video

Yatim family says they hold no ill will towards police

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Yatim family says they hold no ill will towards police

“We trust in the Canadian justice system and we will seek justice for Sammy,” the family said, after the teen was shot to death by police on Saturday. Video

Hundreds march in honour of Sammy Yatim

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Hundreds march in honour of Sammy Yatim

Hundreds of people, including family and friends of 18-year Sammy Yatim, marched on Monday to the scene of the teen’s fatal shooting at the hands of police. Video (1)

Sammy Yatim, 18, died after a confrontation with police on a TTC streetcar July 27, 2013. FACEBOOK

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Officer involved in fatal streetcar shooting suspended, hundreds rally

| CityNews.ca staff and The Canadian Press

The officer involved in the shooting has been suspended with pay, police confirm. Video

Makeshift memorial at site of fatal streetcar shooting

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Makeshift memorial grows at site of fatal streetcar shooting

Flowers and notes were left near the streetcar stop for Sammy Yatim, 18, who died after being shot early Saturday morning at Dundas Street West and Bellwoods Avenue during a confrontation with Toronto police. 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