The Regina Police Service is advising the public of the discharge of a CEW, commonly known as a taser, on Wednesday November 2, 2016, in the arrest of a 24 year-old Regina male, who was behaving in a threatening manner 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 11:04 p.m. on Wednesday November 2, 2016, police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Cornwall Street for a report of a suspicious person in a building. Officers located a man inside and attempted to negotiate with him for a period of time. It was believed the individual had a knife in his possession. He was non-compliant and challenged officers. The male’s words and actions indicated he was potentially dangerous and intended to harm someone. The knife was made visible to officers as the CEW was deployed and he was taken safely into custody. The male was medically cleared for physical injury by EMS at the scene before being transported to cells at the Regina Police Service.
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.
Twenty four year old Gregory Wolfe (DOB: 1992-04-08) of Regina is charged with:
- Section 90 CC Adult Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Wolfe will appear in Provincial Court on November 3, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.