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Results of internal review into Yatim shooting may never be made public

Sammy Yatim, 18, died after a confrontation with Toronto police on a TTC streetcar on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

TORONTO, Ont. – The results of the internal police review into the Toronto Police shooting of Sammy Yatim may never be made public, according to a police spokesperson.

The spokesman tells the Toronto Star that the investigation into the shooting is not yet complete, and officials aren’t sure when it will wrap up.

The Special Investigations Unit says they will not make any further comment, as the matter is now before the courts.

On Monday, Constable James Forcillo was freed on bail after being charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Yatim, 18, on a TTC streetcar in the early morning hours of July 27.

A separate investigation has also been launched by Police Chief Bill Blair, but it’s not known if that review will be made public.

Meantime, there are reports that the Police’s professional standards branch will investigate officer conduct at the time of the shooting.

Amateur video shot during the incident appears to show officers walking through an active crime scene, and it remains unclear why Yatim was tasered after being hit by eight of nine police bullets.

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