A Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a taser, in the apprehension and arrest of a 30 year-old Regina male on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. 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, March 3, 2015, at approximately 8:32 p.m., two members of the Regina Police Service attended a domestic assault call for service on the 700 block N Vanier Drive. Investigation determined a 27 year-old female victim sustained minor injuries from the assault. She did not require medical treatment. The 30 year-old male suspect was arrested for assault. During the arrest, the male became assaultive to police and a struggle ensued. The female police officer deployed her CEW and the male was successfully taken into custody. The suspect was assessed by EMS and treated at the scene. He was transported to RPS detention and subsequently charged. The officers were not injured as a result of the altercations.
The thirty year old male, of Regina is charged with Assault [266 CC] and 2 counts of Assault Peace Officer [270(1)(a) CC]. He will make his first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on March 19, 2015. As this is a domestic assault the name of the accused is not being provided as it would potentially identify the victim.
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 Service. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission.