A Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a taser, in the apprehension and arrest of a 34 year-old Regina male on Saturday, May 30th, 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 Saturday, May 30th, 2015, at approximately 5:52 a.m. Regina Police Service members conducted a traffic stop on a suspected impaired driver in the 3200 block of Parliament Avenue. During the traffic stop the suspect began assaulting one of the officers. In order to stop the assault, a second officer intervened and discharged their CEW. The male was then taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was treated on the scene by EMS, where he was assessed and released into Police custody. He was then transported to RPS Detention Facility. Further investigation led to the discovery of substances alleged to be cocaine and steroids as well as property believed to be stolen. An officer sustained minor injuries, and the male suspect was not injured during the arrest.
Thirty -four year-old Bradley Wesley OXBY, DOB: 1980-09-15, of Regina, is charged with:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking [5(2) CDSA];
- Possession of a Controlled Substance [4(1) CDSA];
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime [355(a) CC];
- Assault Police [270 (1) (a) CC];
- Impaired Drive [253 (1)(a) CC]
- Dangerous Drive [249 (1) (a) CC].
This male will be appearing on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30am on, June 1st, 2015.
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.