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Stanley Cup Riot 2011

Stanley Cup Riot 2011 

Updates and Media Releases

STANLEY CUP RIOT 2011

The response from the public wanting to help the police identify the individuals involved in criminal activity that occurred after Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on the night of June 15, 2011 was tremendous.

We are grateful for everyone’s help and assistance – both in providing video/photo evidence of criminal offences and tips to identify suspects involved in the riot. To date, 300 people have been charged for their involvement in the Stanley Cup Riot.

Danger of Vigilante Justice

In the ensuing high state of emotions following the recent hockey riot, there is a growing danger that the tools of social media will be used to mete out vigilante justice.

The Vancouver Police Department and its integrated investigation team are asking the public to resist the temptation to take justice into their own hands. We ask for your patience and continued shows of responsible good citizenry as the investigation unfolds.

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