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

Only two riot related charges have been made so far

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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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