The Canadian Press

2016-01-25 | Police Shooting Toronto

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A Toronto police officer has been found guilty of attempted murder in the shooting death of a teen on an empty streetcar. Constable James Forcillo was cleared of the more serious charge of second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim in July of 2013. Yatim family lawyer Julian Falconer says the verdict sends a message to police. (Hundreds of people took to the streets of Toronto to protest what they called police brutality -- prompting the city's police chief to launch a review of officers' use of force and their response to emotionally disturbed people.)

Date: 2016-01-25
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the notion that there would be a guilty finding in respect of an attempt murder charge is a message loud and clear that the old days where a police officer went to trial in the shooting death of a mentally ill and emotionally disturbed person and literally enjoyed an immunity at the end of a trial those days are gone >>