REGINA – A Taser was utilized in the apprehension of a 31-year-old man in Regina. According to a media release from RPS, members were sent to a disturbance on Flamingo Crescent just after 9 p.m. on Jan. 31.
“Upon arrival, the male charged at the police vehicle with the weapon,” RPS said. “The male eventually dropped the weapon and charged at officers again.”
One of the officers deployed their Taser in an effort to stop the man, but the deployment was noted as “unsuccessful.” EMS arrived to assess the man, who had no injuries as a result.
Investigation into this event continues, and police say charges are pending.
RPS notifies the public whenever a Conducted Energy Weapon is used as per policy, and a Use of Force Committee reviews such incidents. Additionally, CEW deployments are reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission, an independent body of the RPS.
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