The Regina Police Service is advising the public of the discharge of a CEW, commonly known as a taser, on Thursday, October 27, 2016, in the arrest of a 35 year-old Regina male, who was threatening violence with a weapon. This advisory is in keeping with the Regina Police Service’s commitment to notify the public each time a CEW is discharged against a person.
At approximately 2:38 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016, police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Wallace Street for a report of a domestic threatening. The suspect left the residence, damaging property on his way out and uttered threats of harm with a weapon. Officers witnessed a male matching this description on the 900 block of 8th Avenue and observed him entering a nearby business. Officers located the man hiding inside the building, and attempted to negotiate with the man, who was non-compliant and challenging officers. The male’s words and actions indicated he intended to harm someone. The CEW was deployed and he was taken safely into custody. The male was medically cleared for physical injury by EMS at the scene; and was transported to hospital in order to obtain the appropriate health services before being transported to cells.
The male was unharmed during the incident and was not injured as a result of the CEW deployment. 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 – an oversight body independent of the Regina Police Service.
Thirty-five year old Chris MORAN (DOB: 1981-06-28) of Regina, is charged with:
- Uttering Threats [Sec 264.1(1)(A), CC],
- Mischief Under $5000 [Sec 430(4), CC],
- Two charges of Fail to Comply with Probation Order [Sec 733.1(1), CC],
- Two charges of Possession (Theft/ Forgery) of Credit Card [Sec 342(1)(C), CC].
MORAN appeared in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. this morning, Friday, October 28, 2016.