On Friday, June 12, 2020, 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.
At approximately 8:40 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop in the 6400 block of 7th Avenue North. Through their investigation, police concluded the adult male driver was arrestable for criminal code offenses. Once advised of the arrest, the driver attempted to flee and resisted apprehension. The police perceived the immediate need for control, due to a high risk of death or serious bodily harm, prompting the deployment of the CEW. The adult male then complied and was safely taken into custody. The male was assessed at the scene by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and was then transported to cells. The criminal investigation is continuing at this time.
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.
Anyone who may have information that could assist with this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).