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Vancouver Police Recommend More Riot Charges

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Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu says police are recommending charges against 25 more people from last year's Stanley Cup riot.  (AP, Ryan Remiorz)
Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu says police are recommending charges against 25 more people from last year's Stanley Cup riot. (AP, Ryan Remiorz)


Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu says police are recommending charges against 25 more people from last year's Stanley Cup riot and he expects another 100 suspects to be added to the list in the coming months.

In fact, he believes a total of 300 people will eventually face more than 900 criminal charges, which he says would be most ever from a single incident in Canadian history.

Chu says while police are still working to identify and charge rioters, the riot investigation team is being scaled back to 27 officers in July, down from 70.

"The work of the team has been amazing and the forensic video investigative techniques are groundbreaking," he said.

"We’ve had inquires from police agencies around the world asking about how we catalogued all the video. This work has already been recognized with international awards and there are more awards to come."

Police also made an appeal Tuesday for help in identifying the "10 worst unidentified rioters," who police say were particularly violent.

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