Two Regina Police Service members’ discharged their CEW, commonly known as a taser, in the apprehension and arrest of a male on Sunday May 10, 2015. This advisory is in keeping with the Regina Police Service’s commitment to notify the public each time a CEW, or Conducted Energy Weapon, is discharged against a person.
On Sunday May 10, 2015 at approximately 4:26 P.M. Police conducted a vehicle stop located at 1st Ave North and Halifax Street. The vehicle contained 3 occupants and the male passenger in the back seat was found to have an outstanding Canada-wide warrant for being unlawfully at large, as a federal inmate. As police members approached the vehicle to effect an arrest, the male in the back seat began to swear and produced a knife where he proceeded to hold it up to his neck. The other two occupants in the vehicle had exited during this short verbal exchange with police. The male with the knife then decided to exit the vehicle where both police officers engaged him at the same time, deploying their CEW. The male was taken into custody and was treated by EMS at the scene where he was assessed and cleared medically. He was then transported to RPS detention and subsequently charged. The officers and the two occupants of the vehicle were not harmed or injured.
Twenty-nine year-old Dexter MILLER (DOB: 1986/02/11) was arrested on the outstanding Canada wide warrant along with being charged with charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purposes [88 CC]. MILLER also faces a charge of Robbery [343(a) CC] from an incident which had occurred on April 29, 2015. He will make his first appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 A.M. on Monday May 11, 2015.
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.