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11/11/2011 07:32 EST | Updated 01/11/2012 05:12 EST

Vancouver Riot Investigation: Police Enlist Volunteers Who Want Accountability From Rioters

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VANCOUVER - Vancouver police will enlist the help of volunteers to help keep the Stanley Cup riot investigation at the forefront of people's minds, says a department spokesman.

Sgt. Howard Chow said the team of volunteers includes citizens who were outraged by the actions of rioters after the final game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins.

"These are volunteers who share in our goal of holding all those who participated in the June 15th riot accountable," he said Friday, adding more details of the campaign will be released next week.

So far, police have recommended multiple charges against 60 suspected rioters among the thousands of people who showed up downtown, where dozens of vehicles were burned and stores were trashed and looted.

An 18-year-old Surrey, B.C., man has already pleaded guilty to possessing clothing stolen from a store during the riot and has been given an absolute discharge.

Chow said that case involved the Surrey RCMP, not the Vancouver Police Department's riot investigation team.