Inspector Les Yeo
Integrated Riot Investigation Team
With the start of the 2012 hockey playoffs, we are re-affirming our commitment to the victims of last year’s Stanley Cup riot has not lessened.
We have now surpassed our 500th charge recommended against Stanley Cup rioters. Today, the Integrated Riot Investigation Team has delivered Round 6 to Crown, with an additional 76 criminal charges against 25 more suspected rioters. To date, the Team has recommended 508 charges against 175 rioters. Also this morning, Crown has approved 18 charges against seven rioters; bringing the total number of charges laid to 225 charges against 85 rioters.
A campaign involving Facebook ads will be launched today that will reach up to 160,000 viewers a day. The ads will appear on Facebook profiles of 15 to 27 year olds who live in the Lower Mainland, Kelowna, Kamloops, Victoria, Nanaimo and Prince George areas. Once again, the aim will be to drive the public to our website to expose the remaining hard to identify pictures of rioters.