The Crown has approved charges against another of Vancouver’s alleged Stanley Cup rioters.
A 17-year-old male - who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act - has been charged with one count of participating in a riot and three counts of arson damaging property during the June 15 incident.
In B.C., police must recommend charges and forward their files to the Crown for approval. Vancouver police have recommended 215 charges against 80 alleged rioters.
The Crown has now approved riot charges against 28 people.
None of those investigated by Vancouver police have been convicted for their role in the riot.
The police department has been much criticized because it didn’t forward its first major batch of case files to the Crown until Oct. 31 - more than four months after the riot that left millions of dollars in damage.