It has come to the attention of the Regina Police Service that some inconsistencies are being reported and repeated with respect to the Regina Police Service investigation into the alleged aggravated assault of Dustin LAFORTUNE. This is not uncommon in a case that attracts the attention of national media and public and draws information from a number of sources, both official and unofficial. In particular, there is a detail that was incorrectly recorded in the original police report that must be corrected; that is the date of the missing person’s report filed in Calgary (see * below). An official chronology of the Regina Police Service case follows; please check your previous copy on this case so as to amend any incorrect details currently being attributed to the Regina Police Service.
April 16, 2010 – At 9:43 a.m., members of the Regina Police Service were dispatched to hospital for a report of a male who appeared to be the victim of an assault. The victim was not able to give police a statement. He was identified as, Dustin LAFORTUNE, a 26 year-old male, who had been reported missing from Calgary on April 12, 2010. The male family member who reported LAFORTUNE missing indicated he was last seen on February 28, 2010.* (The original RPS report incorrectly indicated that February 28th was the date the missing person’s report was filed.) Regina Police Service members confirmed the male’s identity, notified Calgary Police Service that Dustin LAFORTUNE had been located and then commenced an investigation into the alleged aggravated assault. The victim was not able to be interviewed by Regina police until May 14, 2010.
Since that time, police have continued to communicate with the victim in an effort to determine how and when his injuries were caused. The Regina Police Service has not released any details of the investigators’ interviews with the victim; the Regina Police Service has not made statements with respect to who may, or may not, be a suspect in this investigation.
The victim remains in hospital and police are continuing this investigation. The Regina Police Service has not yet laid charges in connection with this investigation. Anyone who has information is encouraged to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).