The charge of second degree murder against a Toronto Police Officer has sent shock waves in the Toronto community and , right here in Hamilton.
The Special Investigations Unit, or SIU, says they feel that a crime was committed in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim.
Of course, there’s a long way to go in this case; much more investigation and likely a trial, which may not take place for another year or more.
And while the SIU moves rapidly on the Yatim investigation, in Hamilton we still wait for answers in the death of Steve Mesic, who died in an altercation with police near the Linc and Upper Wentworth back in June.
I’m sure that a video of the Yasim shooting and a number of on site witnesses helped speed up the SIU probe.
But how much longer before we get answers about Steve Mesic’s death ?
There’s no special investigation by a retired judge, no immediate reaction from the Ontario Ombudsman.
But the Mesic family and the police and frankly the entire Hamilton community deserve some answers and justice too.