Hundreds expected to be subject to Stanley Cup riot investigation, say Vancouver police
Thirty seven people have turned themselves in following the Stanley Cup riot, Vancouver police said today (July 20).
Hundreds more are expected to be under investigation in the coming months, the Vancouver Police Department indicated after chief Jim Chu gave an update to board members.
Of the thirty seven people who have turned themselves in, seven are from Vancouver, nine are from Surrey, and the remainder are from various other cities around the Lower Mainland and B.C., including Abbotsford, New Westminster, Delta, Burnaby, and Maple Ridge.
A 50-person team established to investigate the Stanley Cup riot has so far recorded 202 incidents, each involving between one and 300 suspects. Investigators are reviewing over 4,300 email tips, 1,500 hours of video, 15,000 images, and 3,000 individual video data files.
The team is preparing charges against the people who have turned themselves in. Police say there are currently an additional 111 people under investigation for alleged crimes connected to the riot, including assault, mischief, break and enter, theft, robbery, arson, and weapons possession.
Hundreds of images have been catalogued and police say once they are processed as evidence, they will be released to the public for assistance in identifying suspects.