Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo Arrested for Breaching Bail Conditions

The Special Investigations Unit (“SIU”) reported on November 15, 2017, Constable James Forcillo was arrested by the Toronto Police Service for breaching the terms of his release on bail. Falconers LLP represents Sammy Yatim’s mother in her civil lawsuit against Toronto Police and Constable Forcillo. To read more about this new release click here.

Constable James Forcillo shot 18-year-old Sammy Yatim 8 times, killing him in July of 2013 on a Toronto streetcar. On January 25, 2016 Forcillo was found guilty, by a jury, of attempted murder in the shooting of Yatim.  Though Constable Forcillo was charged with both second degree murder and attempted murder, the jury was not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that he was guilty of murder, and instead convicted on the lesser charge of attempted murder. Falconers LLP represents Sammy Yatim’s mother in her civil lawsuit against Toronto Police and Constable Forcillo.

On October 2, 2017, Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo’s appeal started, a process that will include a hearing to discuss new evidence that Forcillo’s lawyers argue could undermine testimony from his trial, CBC reports.

On July 28, 2016, Justice Then sentenced Constable James Forcillo to six years in prison for the attempted murder of Sammy Yatim. The mandatory minimum sentence for attempted murder, with a restricted or prohibited firearm, is imprisonment for a term of five years. Constable Forcillo was granted bail on July 29, 2016.

In the News

James Forcillo arrested by Toronto police for allegedly breaching bail terms   CBC November 15, 2017

Toronto Constable James Forcillo arrested for allegedly breaching bail terms   The Globe and Mail November 15, 2017

Const. James Forcillo arrested for breaching bail terms – SIU    Cp24, November 15, 2017

CST James Forcillo is Arrested for Breaching Bail Conditions    Special Investigations Unit, News Release, November 15, 2017

Appeal trial for Toronto cop convicted in Yatim death begins Monday    680News, October 2, 2017

Const. James Forcillo’s appeal begins in Toronto    CP24, October 2, 2017

Toronto police Const. James Forcillo’s appeal set to begin, new evidence may be coming    CBC, October 2, 2017

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