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James Forcillo to begin serving prison sentence after bail revoked

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WATCH ABOVE: The Crown successfully applied for the revocation of bail after the Toronto police officer convicted of attempted murder in the shooting of Sammy Yatim was arrested for breaching conditions. Mark Carcasole reports – Nov 30, 2017

Const. James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer convicted in the fatal shooting of Sammy Yatim aboard a streetcar, will begin serving his six-year prison sentence after the Court of Appeal revoked his bail on Monday.

He is currently appealing his conviction, as well as his sentence, and was granted an extended bail last month pending a hearing next spring.

Forcillo was arrested earlier this month after he allegedly broke his bail conditions for leaving his home without prior consent.

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In a court appearance on Nov. 17, the prosecutor said the Crown was seeking to revoke the bail of Forcillo’s conviction.

Forcillo has consented to the revocation of his bail on Monday and will begin serving his prison term until his appeal hearing.

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He can, however, re-apply for bail on his conviction at any time.

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Forcillo was sentenced to six years behind bars for attempted murder, a year more than the mandatory minimum, for shooting Yatim multiple times on July 27, 2013.

The Toronto police officer appeared in court on Thursday to deal with his breach of bail conditions but had the case put over until Dec. 15.

 

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