Regina Police Service members discharged a CEW commonly known as a taser in the apprehension and arrest of a 33 year-old Regina male. 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.
At approximately 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, police were in the 3000 block of Assiniboine Ave attempting to arrest a male who was believed to be a danger to himself. Officers located the 33 year-old male in a garage. The male refused to comply with verbal commands from police and a struggle ensued when they attempted to detain him. An officer deployed a CEW, commonly known as a Taser. The officers were able to gain control of the male and take him safely into custody. EMS assessed and cleared the male, as per policy after a CEW discharge.
The male is facing two charges of Assaulting a Police Officer. The male was unharmed during the incident and was not injured as a result of the CEW deployment. The use of the CEW has been documented as per policy and will be reviewed by a Use of Force Committee – a committee with the Service. All uses of force are also reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission – an oversight body independent of the Regina Police Service.