Patrol members of the Regina Police Service deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW), or Taser, in the apprehension of a male earlier today, May 3, 2023, 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.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the 600 block of Athol Street for a report of an assault. When police arrived on scene, the male suspect was standing on a deck outside his residence and police learned he had a loaded firearm in the house. Officers attempted to arrest the male before he could get back into the residence, resulting in the male attempting to strike an officer. The male jumped off the deck and an officer deployed a CEW, which was ineffective, however, police were able to take him into custody without further incident. Through further investigation, police located a loaded shotgun in the residence.
Twenty year-old Jordan Thomas MANTEE, of Regina, is charged with:
- Assault [CC 266]
- Resist Arrest [CC 129(a)]
- Assault a Peace Officer [CC 270(1)(a)]
- Careless Storage of a Firearm [CC 86(1)]
- Possession of Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized [CC 92(1)]
- 3 x Prohibited Possession Contrary to an Order [CC 117.01(1)]
MANTEE will make his first court appearance on these charged in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
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.