TORONTO (AP) - Ontario's police watchdog has charged a Toronto police officer with murder in the shooting death of a young man wielding a knife in an empty street car. The shooting last month was caught on video and posted on YouTube, leading to an outcry in Canada's largest city.
The video shows 18-year-old Sammy Yatim holding a knife inside the street car, with police outside. Yatim goads the officers, who yell, "Drop your knife!" Shortly after, nine shots are fired. The final six shots appear to come after Yatim has fallen to the floor. A Taser is then used. Yatim died from multiple gunshot wounds. The Special Investigations Unit announced Monday that it has charged Const. James Forcillo with second-degree murder.