This week, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin
announced that his office would examine the guidelines set for police on how to de-escalate situations such as the one that took Sammy Yatim'
s life. 18-year-old Sammy Yatim
died in a Toronto streetcar after he was shot nine times by police.
The incident has raised questions once again about the use of
force by police when confronted with an individual in emotional
or mental distress. Canadian documentary filmmaker Laura Sky
has explored how
police handle such crisis situations, and the delicate relationships that
develop, in her documentary Crisis Call
She talks with guest-host Francine Pelletier
mental health care, poverty and prisons.