The Crown is appealing the sentences of two Stanley Cup rioters, arguing that their punishments were not sufficient.

B.C. Criminal Justice Branch said on Friday that it’s asking for the sentences for Alexander Peepre and Lincoln Kennedy-Williams – who were both given jail terms to be served on weekends -- to be increased. But it did not expand on the reasons behind the decision.

Peepre pleaded guilty to participating in a riot and assault. Last month, he was sentenced to 60 days jail and 15 months probation. The Crown had asked for a jail term of 9 months.

Kennedy-Williams also pleaded guilty to participating in a riot for which the Crown sought a six-month jail term. Last month, he was sentenced to 90 days jail and 15 months probation.

“As these matters are now before the Court of Appeal, the Criminal Justice Branch will make no further comment about the specifics of the cases,” said a news release.

The Vancouver Police Department issued a brief statement stating it supports the Crown’s decision to appeal the men’s sentences. Both matters are scheduled to be heard on Nov. 29.

Justice officials also reviewed two other Stanley Cup riot sentences and found there was no legal reason to appeal them, despite the outcome being less than what the Crown had asked for.

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  • Alexander Peepre

    Image submitted as part of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/13/alexander-peepre-stanley-cup-rioter_n_1882578.html">Alexander Peepre's court proceeding</a>.

  • Alexander Peepre

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/13/alexander-peepre-stanley-cup-rioter_n_1882578.html">Alexander Peepre</a> (in sunglasses) is seen in a video image submitted as part of the Crown's evidence.

  • Camille Cacnio

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/07/camille-cacnio-stanley-cup-rioter-sentence_n_1865174.html">Camille Cacnio</a> was caught on video stealing pants from a store.

  • Ryan Dickinson

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/02/16/vancouver-riot-investigation-ryan-dickinson_n_1283122.html">Ryan Dickinson</a> was the first person sentenced in the 2011 Stanley Cup hockey riots in Vancouver.

  • Camille Cacnio

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/07/camille-cacnio-stanley-cup-rioter-sentence_n_1865174.html">Camille Cacnio</a> received a suspended sentence and two years probation.

  • Emmanuel Alviar

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/08/22/emmanuel-alviar-rioter-apology_n_1823584.html">Emmanuel Alviar</a> (in black sweatshirt) served a one-month jail sentence and was ordered to write a letter of apology to the city.

  • Robert Snelgrove

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/07/09/robert-snelgrove-stanley-cup-vancouver-riot_n_1660022.html">Robert Snelgrove</a> leaves court after making his first court appearance at the British Columbia Provincial Court in downtown Vancouver, Wednesday, Dec, 14, 2011.

  • Robert Snelgrove

    Robert Snelgrove was seen in video taking skincare products from Sears.

  • Robert Snelgrove

  • Timothy Lau

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/05/timothy-lau-stanley-cup-rioter-sentence_n_2080408.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-british-columbia">Timothy Lau</a> is seen in a video image submitted as part of the Crown's evidence. Lau faced more charges than any other suspect connected with the Stanley Cup Riot and was sentenced to four months in jail.

  • Natalee Dennis

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/01/29/natalee-dennis-stanley-cup-rioter-sentence_n_2577863.html">Natalee Dennis</a> was sentenced to four months house arrest and 80 hours of community service for damaging cars during the riot.

  • Spencer Kirkwood

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/04/spencer-kirkwood-guilty-vancouver-riot-sentence_n_3017977.html" target="_blank">Spencer Kirkwood</a> was found guilty in April 2013 on three charges including participating in a riot, mischief and breaking a court order.



Camille Cacnio, who pleaded guilty to participating in a riot, received a suspended sentence and two years probation. Sean Burkett, who also pleaded guilty to the same charge, was given a three-month conditional sentence and 12 months probation.

“The Crown cannot file an appeal from sentence simply because it disagrees with the outcome of a particular case,” said the news release.

“Judges have broad discretion at sentencing and in the absence of the Crown being able to show a legal error that resulted in a demonstrably unfit sentence (one that is clearly unreasonable or markedly outside the range of sentence available for generally comparable cases), it is unlikely that an appeal court would vary the sentence and impose something that is more stringent.”

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    Rioters burn police cars after the Vancouver Canucks were defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL's Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press - Darryl Dyck)

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    Riot police look on as two police cars burn during a riot in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, June 15, 2011 following the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup hockey final. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press - Geoff Howe)

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    Revelers retreat as a police flash bang goes off following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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    Police officers contain rioters following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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    A car burns behind a police officer following a riot that broke out after the Vancouver Canucks were defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press - Darryl Dyck)

  • Stanley Cup Vancouver Scene Hockey

    A police car burns during a riot in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, June 15, 2011 following the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup hockey final. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

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    Vancouver Canucks hockey fans take part in a riot in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, June 15, 2011 following the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup hockey final. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP PhotoThe Canadian Press - )Ryan Remiorz

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    A burnt out car lies upside down in the street following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Geoff Howe)

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Riot police walk in front of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: A person with a Candanian flag walks in front of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: People run out of a Hudson Bay Co store with merchandise on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: A person walks in front of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Police on horseback ride through the street past a fire on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

  • Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Police on horseback ride through the street past a fire on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

  • Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Riot police stand in formation on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Police clash with rioters on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

  • Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: People take pictures of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

  • Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Riot police walk in the street as a couple kiss on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

  • Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: A person walks in front of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

  • Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Riot police stand in front of two burning police cars as people look on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: People pose in front of a burning vehicle on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Rioters try to flip a car on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver broke out in riots after their hockey team the Vancouver Canucks lost in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Stanley Cup Vancouver Scene Hockey

    Police officers walk amongst debris after a riot broke out following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

  • Stanley Cup Vancouver Scene Hockey

    A car burns amidst a crowd following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

  • Stanley Cup Vancouver Scene Hockey

    Smoke plumes rise from police cars set on fire following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

  • Stanley Cup Vancouver Scene Hockey

    Police officers stand amongst debris after rioters moved through the area following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

  • Stanley Cup Vancouver Scene Hockey

    A police officer walks amid debris following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

  • Stanley Cup Vancouver Scene Hockey

    Police officers stand together after rioters burned police cars following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

  • Stanley Cup Vancouver Scene Hockey

    Police officers hold back the crowd after rioters burned police cars following the Vancouver Canucks being defeated by the Boston Bruins in the NHL's Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday June 15, 2011. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press - Darryl Dyck)

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    Vancouver Canucks fans watch as two police cars burn during a riot in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, June 15, 2011 following the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup hockey final. Angry, drunken revelers ran wild Wednesday night after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)