The Regina Police Service continues to investigate the circumstances that led to the use of a CEW in taking a 45 year-old male into custody early Saturday morning in a domestic-related assault.
The Regina Police Service issued a news release on Saturday, January 10th, notifying the public of the CEW discharge as well as giving a synopsis of the incident.
As with all CEW deployments, this event has been documented as per RPS policy. It will be reviewed by a Use of Force Committee, a committee within the Service. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission, which is a provincial body, independent of the Regina Police Service.
The 45 year-old male suspect remains in hospital so there have not yet been charges laid in connection with this incident. The Province’s Health Information Protection Act prohibits the release of health information, so the Regina Police Service cannot give details as to his condition. However, police believe the suspect was, at the time, under the influence of an as-yet unknown substance, which was a factor in this event. The Regina Police Service is investigating the circumstances, leading up to and including this incident, in order to obtain a full picture of the suspect’s activities prior to police arrival. The Regina Police Service has also contacted the Saskatchewan Police Commission to request an independent observer to this investigation.