On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 two Regina Police Service members 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.
Around 5:30 a.m. on September 11, 2018, police were dispatched to a business on the 1900 block of Fleet Street to a report of mischief. Reports indicate a male was at the business displaying irrational behavior and damaging property. Before police arrived, the male suspect left the business and officers located a male matching his description at a business on the 2200 block of Victoria Avenue East.
While attempting to take the suspect safely into custody, the male became violent, and it is alleged he assaulted one of the officers. Both officers deployed their Conducted Energy Weapons, or CEWs. The male was safely taken into custody without further incident, and cleared by EMS as per policy any time a CEW is discharged against a person.
Thirty-three year-old James KOROMA of no fixed address is charged with:
- Assault of a peace officer [270(1)(a) CC]; and
- Failure to comply [733.1(1) CC].
KOROMA will appear in Provincial Court on these charges on October 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
The use of the CEW has been documented as per policy and will be reviewed by a Use of Force Committee – a committee with the Service. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission – an oversight body independent of the Regina Police Service.