The Regina Police Service is advising the public of the discharge of a Conducted Energy Weapon, or CEW, commonly known as a Taser. On March 18, 2020 at around 0145 hours a CEW was used in the arrest of a 33 year-old Regina male. 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 0140 hours, on March 18, 2020 police were called to a residence in the 1200 block of Cameron Street. The complainant advised that another resident of the home was damaging the home and contents within the home. Police arrived and located an agitated male continuing to cause significant property damage. The male refused to follow police commands. After failed attempts to verbally deescalate the male suspect, a CEW was deployed and the male was taken into custody. The suspect was assessed and cleared by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the scene and was transported to detention.
Thirty-three year-old Christopher KRAEMER is charged with Mischief Over $5000 [430(4) CC] and Breach of Undertaking [145(4) (a) CC].
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.