"The chief, who is among the 362,000 or so people who have viewed the dramatic footage, said he is “aware of the very serious concerns that the public has.”
“I know that people are seeking answers as to what occurred, why it happened and if anything could have been done to prevent the tragic death of this young man,” Blair said. “I am also seeking the answers to these important questions.
“I want to assure all of the citizens of Toronto of our unwavering commitment to get the answers they seek,” he pledged.
After the shooting, Yatim was rushed to St. Michael’s hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Family members have said the young man, who is originally from Syria, did not have any mental health issues.
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the police shooting.
The provincial police watchdog, which investigates any serious injury or death involving cops, has confirmed Yatim suffered “multiple gunshot wounds” and that a “conducted energy weapon was also deployed.”"