On the second anniversary of the Stanley Cup riot, Vancouver police have said they expect to lay charges against another 25 suspects in the coming months, which would bring the total number of people charged to 350.
Sgt. Randy Fincham said police have identified seven of the top ten rioters they are targeting, but don’t yet have an end date for the quest to find and charge suspects.
About a dozen investigators and analysts are still working on the riot evidence, Sgt. Fincham said. He estimated the cost of investigating the riot to be $2-million, not counting the salaries of the officers who worked on the case.
The Insurance Corp. of B.C. also used the riot’s anniversary to announce a civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court against 46 people charged over the riot.
ICBC is seeking “general damages, special damages, aggravated damages, punitive damages, interest and costs” against individuals who vandalized vehicles during the chaos.
The claim says 77 vehicles were damaged and ICBC paid out more than half a million dollars.
“ICBC has a responsibility to protect our customers’ premium dollars and is taking legal action to recover the costs of these acts of vandalism to ensure they are not passed on to our customers,” ICBC said in a statement.