VANCOUVER — Vancouver police are putting a high-tech, interactive spin on the old-fashioned Most Wanted poster.
The force has launched the website riot2011.vpd.ca which currently has photos of 40 suspected rioters that the force is hoping the public will help identify.
Police Chief Jim Chu says the force wants people to log on and see if they recognize someone and to offer the person’s name and details on how they know the individual and also provide their own information so police can contact them.
An independent report into the June 15 riot is to be released Thursday by John Furlong, who led the Vancouver Olympic organizing committee, and Doug Keefe, a former deputy justice minister from Nova Scotia.
Once again, Chu was forced to defend the lack of charges stemming from the riot.
The clearly frustrated chief says police want to ensure the most serious charges of rioting are successfully laid against those responsible and rushing to charge people with less serious offences will mean a lesser kind of justice.