Nearly two years to the day since the Stanley Cup riot in downtown Vancouver, police say charges are still pending against dozens of suspects.
The Vancouver Police Department says the charge assessment process continues in relation to 56 people and a further 40 will not face any legal action
Criminal charges have been approved against a total of 229 people accused of rampaging through the city, smashing windows, lighting fires and looting stores in the wake of the Vancouver Canucks’ loss to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final on June 15, 2011.
A total of 149 people have entered guilty pleas for their role in the riot and only one person has been convicted after online video footage showed him using a street barricade to smash a storefront window.
Editors’ note: An earlier online version of this story said charges were approved against 229 more people in relation to the Vancouver Stanley Cup riots of 2011. In fact, 229 is the total number of people charged since the incident on June 15, 2011. This version has been corrected.Report Typo/Error