The Regina Police Service is advising the public of the discharge of a Conducted Energy Weapon, or CEW, commonly known as a taser, on Thursday, April 4, 2019. 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 4:10 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019, police were dispatched to the 1800 block of Saskatchewan Drive for a report of a male with a firearm. The male was located near Rose Street and Saskatchewan Drive still in possession of the gun. A CEW was deployed and the male was taken into custody. The male received medical treatment and was transported to cells.
Investigation into this incident is ongoing.
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 – a provincial oversight body, independent of the Regina Police Service.