Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Seeks to Revoke Toronto Constable Forcillo’s Bail

The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General applied to revoke the bail of Constable James Forcillo, on November 16, 2017, reported from the Star. Constable Forcillo was convicted of attempted murder in 2016, for shooting Sammy Yatim 8 times, killing the 18-year-old in July of 2013.  Falconers LLP represents Sammy Yatim’s mother in her civil lawsuit against Toronto Police and Constable Forcillo.

Constable Forcillo was arrested on November 14, 2017, for allegedly breaching bail, due to breaching house arrest conditions. The following day, a notice of application was filed by the Ministry of the Attorney General at the Ontario Court of Appeal to revoke Constable Forcillo’s bail. Constable Forcillo remains in custody.

According to court documents filed Wednesday, November 16, 2017, Constable Forcillo’s alleged breaches include failing to: reside with his surety at his Vaughan address; notify the Special Investigations Unit, of any change in address; and, remain in his residence at all times except under special circumstances, such as a medical emergency.

“When you’re under house arrest, you better not be in someone else’s house,” said Julian Falconer, lawyer for Yatim’s mother, Sahar Bahadi. Bahadi told the Star on Thursday that she feels better knowing that Constable Forcillo is behind bars.

In the News

Const. James Forcillo finally runs out of breaks – DiManno    Toronto Star, November 19, 2017

Investigators’ visit to apartment led to Const. James Forcillo’s arrest    Toronto Star, November 17, 2017

Attorney General seeking to revoke Const. James Forcillo’s bail    Toronto Star, November 16, 2017

James Forcillo allegedly breached bail conditions by attending fiance’s home    CTV, November 16, 2017

Const. James Forcillo charged with breaching bail conditions    Toronto Star, November 15, 2017

Forcillo back in court after breaching bail conditions    City News November 17, 2017

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