On Thursday, May 18th, 2017, a Regina Police Service member discharged a CEW, commonly known as a Taser. 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. In this incident a CEW was deployed towards a dog.
On May 18th, 2017 between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. police attended to the 1000 block of Robinson Street to investigate a reported mischief. Officers then attended to the 800 block of Robinson Street to attempt to locate a suspect. Upon arrival, in the area one of the officers was faced with a large aggressive dog. As the dog lunged at the officer, it was perceived it may cause serious bodily harm to the officer, and needed to be stopped immediately. As a result a CEW was deployed, which successfully redirected the attention of the dog.
No one was 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.