Vancouver Police hire U.S. experts to analyze riot footage

Only two riot related charges have been made so far

The Vancouver Police have over 1,600 hours of video footage from the Stanley Cup riots , which they are now handing over—along with $160,000—to experts at the University of Indianapolis. Police Chief Jim Chu announced Wednesday that a 50-member riot investigation team will be working with the non-profit Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association at the University’s Multimedia Evidence lab to identify rioters. Sgt. Dale Weidman, leader of the riot-investigation team, says the processing lab may save the police department millions of dollars. Since the riots, only two charges have been made—both in relation to a stabbing incident—and 268 suspects have been identified. 41 people have turned themselves in. Chu says the police will launch a riot focused website to keep the public informed on the status of the investigation. The site will feature photos of 150 new suspects.

The Vancouver Sun


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