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Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu in Vancouver June 16, 2011 after Vancouver Canucks lost to Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail/John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)
Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu in Vancouver June 16, 2011 after Vancouver Canucks lost to Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup final. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail/John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Key findings of the independent review of the 2011 Stanley Cup riots Add to ...

Findings:

-The 155,000-person crowd was significantly larger and arrived earlier than civic and police personnel expected; security efforts were overwhelmed

-Vancouver police and its regional partners were hampered by compatibility issues with equipment, training and tactics

-The number of police officers on duty began at 446 and reached 928 at full deployment

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Conclusions

-The RCMP tactical troop and VPD public order unit should train together and develop common tactics they can use as a unit during joint operations

-The attorney-general should establish a process for dealing with the prosecution of people accused of a riot-related criminal act

-The City of Vancouver should form its own major event planning team

-The Vancouver Canucks should embark on a program to encourage responsible fan celebrations

-TransLink should lead a process for the development of best practices for alcoholic beverage interdiction

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