A Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a taser, in the apprehension and arrest of a 22 year-old Regina male early this morning. This advisory is in keeping with the Regina Police Service’s commitment to notify the public each time a CEW, or Conducted Energy Weapon, is discharged against a person.
On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at approximately 1:00 a.m., police attended a residence on the 2200 block of Winnipeg Street for a noise complaint. When police arrived, the tenant who was causing the disturbance, a 22 year-old male, was inside a locked room. Police knocked on the door and attempted to speak with the male for several minutes, until the male opened the door wielding two bladed weapons. Police immediately demanded the male drop the weapons. The male refused to obey. One of the officers deployed a CEW, which resulted in the male being taken into custody without further incident. In keeping with policy, EMS was requested and the male was transported to hospital. The male was subsequently charged as the result of this incident.
Twenty-two year-old Sumaili KISSU (DOB: 1992-10-20), of Regina, is charged with Assault Peace Officer [270 (1)(A) CC] and two counts of Assault With Weapon [267(A) CC]. KISSU made his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 2:00 p.m. on October 28, 2014.
The use of the CEW has been documented as per policy and will be reviewed by a Use of Force Committee, a committee within the Regina Police Service. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission.