A Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a Taser, in the apprehension and arrest of a forty-one year-old Regina male on Sunday March 10, 2019. 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 March 10, 2019, at approximately 11:30 pm, Regina Police Service members attended to a residence on the 1900 block of Reynolds Street to respond to a report of a domestic dispute in progress. Officers attempted to speak with the male but he became aggressive, would not listen to police commands, and attempted to strike the officers. A police officer discharged a CEW and the male was successfully taken into custody after a brief physical altercation.
No physical injuries resulted from the deployment of the CEW and EMS was not required. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
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.