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Your reaction: Toronto police officer charged in Sammy Yatim's death

by News Staff

Posted Aug 19, 2013 11:35 am EDT

Officers investigate after a man was fatally shot during a dispute with police in Toronto on July 27, 2013

TORONTO – Toronto police Const. James Forcillo is facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Sammy Yatim, 18, the province’s Special Investigations Unit said Monday.

Yatim was shot and killed on an empty streetcar on July 27 in an incident captured on surveillance and cellphone videos. He was armed with a knife.

CityNews readers — and Yatim’s sister — took to social media to weigh in on the charges.

Read some of the reaction below:

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