Patrol members of the Regina Police Service deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW), or Taser, in the apprehension of a male suspect earlier this evening in Regina. This advisory is issued as part of a commitment by the Regina Police Service to notify the public each time a CEW is discharged at a person.
On Monday June 20, 2022, at 6:06 p.m. police were dispatched to a business in the 2000 block of Broad Street, for a report of a male with a knife. Upon arrival, officers located the male who began walking aggressively at the officers. One of the officers successfully deployed his CEW, which allowed officers to safely take the male into custody. There were no injuries reported in the incident. A knife was located on the male.
Thirty-three year old Kevin Marcel Peequaquat, of Regina, is charged with:
- Carrying a concealed weapon s. 90 CC;
- Possession of a Weapon s. 88 CC.
Peequaquat will make his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022.
The deployment of the CEW/Taser is documented through reports and will be reviewed by a Use of Force Review Board, which is a panel within the Regina Police Service, made up of experienced officers. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission.