Patrol members of the Regina Police Service deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW), or Taser, on a male 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 Tuesday July 19, 2022, at approximately 6:40 p.m. officers were with a male receiving medical treatment in the 4100 block of Dewdney Avenue. The male pulled a knife on an officer and a civilian. The male ignored officers commands to drop the knife. One of the officers successfully deployed their CEW, which allowed officers to safely take the male into custody. There were no injuries reported in the incident.
Forty year old Robin Malcolm BUFFALO, of Regina, is charged with:
- Identity Fraud s. 403(1)(a) CC;
- Possession of a Weapon s. 88 CC;
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon s. 90 CC;
- Assault with a Weapon s. 267(a) CC;
- Assaulting a Peace Officer While Threatening to Use a Weapon s. 270.01(1)(a)
BUFFALO will make his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 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.