Rioters not respecting the courts: police
VANCOUVER - Vancouver police allege that numerous people convicted for their roles in the city's Stanley Cup riot are also breaching their court-ordered sentence conditions.
The police investigation involves 11 people for contempt of court for ignoring court orders over conditions such as curfews, drinking alcohol, and entering Vancouver's downtown core where they have been banned.
Supt. Dean Robinson said he's disappointed the same people who showed disrespect for the community are now showing disrespect for the courts by violating their conditions.
Almost 200 people have been charged since the June 2011 riot, and 56 of them have been convicted and sentenced to various terms ranging from jail to house arrest.
The Integrated Riot Investigation Team has been monitoring 42 of the rioters to make sure they were meeting the terms of their sentences.
The team's Detective Const. Raj Mander says it has been difficult to keep tabs on the convicted rioters, because many of them live outside Vancouver.