On Saturday, December 9, 2017, a Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a Taser, in an arrest. 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.
On December 9, 2017 at approximately 01:53 A.M. police were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Devonshire Drive for a report of a disturbance. When police arrived, they located a male in the backseat of a vehicle. Police asked the male to exit the vehicle but the male did not comply with the police requests. Officers attempted to arrest the male but he became combative. The officers feared the possibility of death or grievous bodily harm so a CEW was deployed. The male was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and charges are pending.
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.