A Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a taser, in the apprehension and arrest of a 20 year-old Regina female on Sunday, April 19, 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 Sunday, April 19, 2015, at approximately 8:25am, Regina Police Service members attended to a weapons related call for service in the 1600 block of Angus St. Investigation determined a 20 year-old female was in possession of a knife threatening to harm a 22 year-old adult male known to her. The female became assaultive to police and threatened to harm officers with the knife. A male police officer discharged his CEW and the female was successfully taken into custody. The suspect was transported to hospital by EMS where she was assessed and released. She was then transported to RPS detention and subsequently charged. The officers and the adult male were not injured as a result of the altercations.
The 20 year-old female, of Regina, is charged with Assault with a Weapon [267(a)CC] and 2 counts of Assault Peace Officer [270(1)(a)CC]. She will make her first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30am on April 20, 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.