The cops in Canada's largest city are getting no respect these days.
The Toronto Police Service is under a microscope, again, after officers opened fire Friday on an apparently disturbed man aboard a subway train.
Now comes word it's facing a lawsuit over an incident two years ago when a group of black teenagers were roughed up and arrested when one refused a demand to produce ID.
And of course, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is accusing the department of carrying out a vendetta against him because he's been pushing for cost cuts.
The subway wounding Friday of an 18-year-old man immediately recalled last summer's shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim, killed by police gunfire July 27 as he brandished a knife aboard an empty Toronto streetcar.
The officer who allegedly fired those shots, Const. James Forcillo, was suspended and subsequently charged with second-degree murder.
Witnesses to Friday's shooting say the young man appeared to be holding a gun before police arrived, The Canadian PressRead More »from Toronto police face questions over weekend subway shooting, lawsuit filed by black teens