The Regina Police Service is advising the public of the discharge of a Conducted Energy Weapon, or CEW, commonly known as a Taser, on July 13, 2020. 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.
On Monday, July 13, 2020 at approximately 10:57 pm, police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Ottawa St for a report of a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, they located an aggressive and violent adult male with a machete. The officers feared the possibility of death or grievous bodily harm so a CEW was deployed. The male was safely taken into custody. He was assessed at the scene by Emergency Medical Services and was then transported to cells. No injuries were reported.
Thirty-five year-old Lucan Tyler Dustyhorn is charged with:
- Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon [CC 270.01(1)(A)]
- Possession of a Weapon [CC 88] and
- Fail to Comply with a Condition of an Undertaking [CC 145(4)(A)]
Dustyhorn makes his first appearance in Provincial Court on these charges on July 14, 2020 at 9:30 am.
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.