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Vancouver Police on defense over Cup riot

Submitted by on August 15, 2011 – 1:39 amNo Comment

Two months after a riot that rocked Vancouver’s downtown core, following the hometown team’s loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, city police have yet to charge a single person for their involvement in the melee.

Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu Wednesday defended his force’s methodical investigation into the June 15 riot, saying rushing charges would ultimately lead to fewer convictions.

“If we rush cases to court, we risk losing by being ineffective and inefficient,” Chu said.

While more than 40 people have turned themselves in,  police are still investigating 259 “criminal events” and Chu said many arrests were to come.

“We will come to your workplace, where you go to school, your home,” Chu threatened. “Rest assured of one thing: We will find you, arrest you and take you to jail.”

Chu also said that, working with the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association, police are analyzing more than 1,500 hours of video footage. The collaborative effort, he said, will allow his force to accomplish in weeks a task that would have taken years.

In contrast to the efforts by Vancouver Police to prosecute culpable participants months after the mayhem in British Columbia, 3,100 people have been arrested and more than 1,000 charged after riots swept through London in the United Kingdom last week.

Story by Rémi L. Roy; photo by T1000

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