A sentencing hearing will continue Wednesday for the Toronto police officer convicted of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting death of Sammy Yatim.
The Crown will present arguments in the courtroom, with the intent of seeing Constable James Forcillo eventually sentenced to eight-to-ten years in prison.
His defense team has argued the mandatory minimum sentence of five years is unconstitutional, and therefore, Forcillo should receive house arrest.
However, the judge tasked with deciding on the punishment in this case has said there is no reason why police officers should be exempt from the minimum sentence.
Forcillo was acquitted of second-degree murder in Yatim’s death, but found guilty of attempted murder for continuing to fire his weapon after the teen had dropped to the floor of the empty streetcar.
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