On Friday, February 17th, 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 February 17, 2017, at approximately 2:38 a.m., police were dispatched to a residence on the 7000 block of Dagliesh Drive for the report of a female causing a disturbance. When police arrived, a 34 year-old woman was under the backyard deck and refusing to come out. In spite of several minutes of attempted negotiation by police, the female positioned a bladed weapon to her neck, prompting police to deploy the CEW. The female dropped the weapon, and police removed her from underneath the deck, where she was safely taken into custody and transported to hospital.
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.