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Death of Sammy Yatim

The death of Sammy Yatim occurred early in the morning of July 27, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Yatim, an 18-year-old Toronto male armed with a pocketknife, was shot at nine times, and was hit by eight of the shots fired by 30-year-old Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer James Forcillo. He later died from the injuries. The incident occurred after Yatim, brandishing a 12 cm (4.7 in) switchblade knife in a Toronto streetcar, advanced on a passenger, threatened other passengers, and exposed himself. The confrontation between Yatim and the police was recorded and footage of it was released publicly, prompting strong reactions across Canada.

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Const. James Forcillo leaves court in Toronto on Monday, May 16, 2016
Const. James Forcillo leaves court in Toronto on Monday, May 16, 2016
Toronto police Const. James Forcillo
Toronto police Const. James Forcillo
A picture of Sammy Yatim
A picture of Sammy Yatim
Big News on Sammy Yatim. Includes blogs, news, and community...
Big News on Sammy Yatim. Includes blogs, news, and community...
Yatim was unable to visit his home of Aleppo, Syria...
Yatim was unable to visit his home of Aleppo, Syria...
Toronto police are facing harsh criticism after a video of...
Toronto police are facing harsh criticism after a video of...
An amateur video that shows Toronto police shooting repeatedly at...
An amateur video that shows Toronto police shooting repeatedly at...
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The Star spoke with three people who were on the...

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