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Const. James Forcillo begins serving 6-year sentence

Last Updated Nov 30, 2017 at 10:44 am EDT

Const. James Forcillo arrives at court in Toronto on Jan. 25, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Const. James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer convicted of attempted murder in the fatal shooting of Sammy Yatim, has consented to his detention and has started to serve his six-year sentence.

The attorney general was granted a request to revoke his bail on Monday.

Forcillo was on house arrest bail pending an appeal.

Forcillo has been in custody since on Nov. 15, when he was charged with breaching the conditions of his bail.

Investigators say he failed to notify police of a change in his living conditions, as he was found at his fiancee’s home instead of the home registered with police.

Forcillo was sentenced to six years in prison for the shooting of Yatim on a streetcar, but had been out on bail while appealing his conviction.

He was found guilty last year of attempted murder but was acquitted of the more serious charge of second-degree murder for shooting Yatim multiple times. He was sentenced to six years behind bars, a year more than the mandatory minimum.

Below is a look back at our live reporting during Forcillo’s sentencing. For a mobile-friendly version, click here.


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