Sammy Yatim: 1 year later, victim's father still haunted by questions
The father of Sammy Yatim, the 18-year-old fatally shot by Toronto police one year ago, says the questions surrounding his son's death continue to haunt him.
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Nabil Yatim, released a statement today about the death of his son Sammy who was shot by police on an empty streetcar on July 27, 2013 — an incident captured on surveillance and cellphone video, on which nine shots can be heard following shouted commands to drop a knife.
Toronto Police Const. James Forcillo was committed to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder.
Footage of the incident sparked a public outcry that led to marches in the streets of Toronto.
In his statement, Nabil Yatim says "no parent should have to live through what (he has) endured."
With files from The Canadian Press