Vancouver Police Announces to Charge 25 More Suspects in Stanley Cup Riot

On the occasion of Stanley Cup riot’s second anniversary, Vancouver police officials has declared that they will soon be laying charges on another set of 25 suspects in the coming months. Consequently, the total number of suspects charged in the Stanley Cup riot has summed up to 350.

In a press conference, Sgt. Randy Fincham stated that police has already identified almost seven out of the top ten rioters being targeted in the riot investigation, though he did not provide any end date for the quest in finding and charging the suspects. Sgt. Fincham added that almost a dozen of investigators and numerous analysts are still working on the riot evidence. He estimated that the cost of investigating the riot so far has been around $2-million, exclusive of the salaries of officers working on the case.

In a statement, The Insurance Corp. of B.C. also stated on the riot’s anniversary that it has launched a civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court against 46 people charged over the riot. It mentioned that it is seeking “general damages, special damages, aggravated damages, punitive damages, interest and costs” against individuals who vandalized vehicles during the chaos. It alleged that almost 77 vehicles were damaged, which made ICBC pay more than half a million dollars. It was mentioned that “ICBC has a responsibility to protect our customers’ premium dollars and is taking legal action to recover the costs of these acts of vandalism to ensure they are not passed on to our customers.”

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