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"Toronto police officer charged in Sammy Yatim shooting"

mariomike

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Cloud Cover said:
Sued into oblivion.

Toronto taxpayers are on the hook for $8 million to the mother, and another $7 million to the father.

They were separated, or divorced, at the time of death, apparently.

A service delay by a Toronto paramedic crew cost City taxpayers $10 million to the "significant other" of the deceased. The crew didn't get sued, go to jail, or fired. Just a little "refresher" training.

So, I'm not surprised by the amount of the Yatim payout

And, we still have the upcoming Coroner's Inquest to look forward to,
https://news.ontario.ca/mcscs/en/2019/07/inquest-into-the-death-of-sammy-yatim-announced.html?_ga=2.39321825.312071743.1568846423-827660128.1547049475
"The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Mr. Yatim's death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths."

 

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he'll be on the hook for some of that. The TPSB does not have to indemnify him for civil suits arising out of criminal actions. But you're right, in the end it will be the city and its taxpayers that pay the tab.

 

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mariomike said:
For reference to the discussion,

The service brakes will be applied as long as the doors are open and the interlock  over-ride switch is off.

Not sure if that was the thinking at the time. But, the concern raised by the officer's lawyer in court about closing the doors from the outside was that with the secondary air released  , Sammy might hijack the 505 Dundas car for a wild ride through the west-end

Not sure if it was TO, but wasn't a police officer killed a couple of years ago when he was clipped by a snowplow that had been commandeered by someone.
 

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Cloud Cover said:
he'll be on the hook for some of that. The TPSB does not have to indemnify him for civil suits arising out of criminal actions. But you're right, in the end it will be the city and its taxpayers that pay the tab.

The city/PSB and the police service itself will also probably be found separately liable. But you’re right, he kissed public indemnification goodbye as soon as he was convicted of attempted murder.
 

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Cloud Cover said:
But you're right, in the end it will be the city and its taxpayers that pay the tab.

And, we still have the Coroner's Inquest to look forward to.  :pop:


Retired AF Guy said:
Not sure if it was TO, but wasn't a police officer killed a couple of years ago when he was clipped by a snowplow that had been commandeered by someone.

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/honour_roll/41

The guy got a Conditional Discharge.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/richard-kachkar-gets-conditional-discharge-1.4761285
 

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