Local Mounties help out after Stanley Cup

Six Kelowna Mounties who went down to Vancouver to assist with Stanley Cup crowd control are on their way home.

“We’re happy to report they’re all returning safely,” said Sgt. Ann Morrison on Thursday, following the post-Stanley Cup riot in downtown Vancouver.

Before the end of the third period, rumours percolated that the crowd gathered in that city’s downtown were getting out of control, and the “meet and greet” strategy by police crowd control units with people watching on giant TV screens proved to be too little a deterrence.

RCMP and Abbotsford Police reinforcements, sent in after the post-game crowds turned violent, took three hours to stop extensive damage and looting in downtown stores.

While it isn’t a scenario many would relish, Morrison said the officers from the southeast division tactical team, who were sent to Vancouver, are trained specifically for that purpose. “They were already there for the game in Boston and they’ve been on the grounds working since Monday’s game,” she said.


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