Toronto rally to demand action on police shootings
TORONTO — The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013, 7:26 AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Aug. 13 2013, 2:47 PM EDT
Representatives for the families of seven people killed in police shootings in Ontario will join together today in Toronto to call for action to prevent other fatal police encounters.
The family of Sammy Yatim, who died last month after being shot by police on a streetcar, is scheduled to appear at a press conference arranged by the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.
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The noon press conference is expected to be followed by a rally at the downtown Yonge-Dundas Square, where people will call for justice for Yatim., who was 18.
Blair says he’s asked O’Connor to make recommendations and examine best practices from around the world, citing public concern about police use of force and response to emotionally disturbed people.