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Report says Vancouver cops not ready

Updated: September 1, 2011, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Police underestimated the number of people who would descend on Vancouver's downtown and faced communication problems when they lost control of the massive, alcohol-fueled crowd that rioted following the Vancouver Canucks' defeat in the National Hockey League finals in June, said a report released Thursday.

About 150 people were injured, nine police officers were wounded, more than 50 businesses were vandalized and looted, and 15 cars were burned during the ...

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