Re­port high­lights for Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - COMING UP - SOURCE: Saskatchewan Po­lice Com­mis­sion an­nual re­port

Use of firearms: In one in­ci­dent, a mem­ber fired two rounds from a ser­vice pis­tol to eu­th­a­nize an in­jured deer. Use of Con­ducted En­ergy Weapons (CEW) aka tasers: There were three in­ci­dents in­volv­ing CEWs re­ported to the com­mis­sion. The first in­volved two sus­pects in a res­i­dence in which they were not wel­come. Upon po­lice ar­rival, they fled and sub­se­quently split up. One of the sub­jects be­ing pursued faced the po­lice of­fi­cer, re­moved his shirt, and took up a fight­ing stance. The of­fi­cer ad­vised the sus­pect to not do that, and when the lat­ter did not lis­ten, the of­fi­cer raised the CEW and the sub­ject fled again. He was quickly ap­pre­hended and the CEW was not dis­charged. In the sec­ond in­ci­dent, po­lice spot­ted a man on the street with sev­eral war­rants for ar­rest out against him. The sub­ject fled and of­fi­cers pursued him, af­ter which the sub­ject pulled out a knife. Twice an of­fi­cer tried to use a CEW, but only one probe stuck, ren­der­ing the de­vice in­ef­fec­tive. A perime­ter was es­tab­lished and a cri­sis ne­go­tia­tor was brought in. In the end, the sub­ject — who ap­peared to be un­der the in­flu­ence of drugs — sur­ren­dered the knife and was taken into cus­tody. In the third in­ci­dent, mem­bers re­sponded to a call for a break and en­ter in progress. When po­lice ar­rived, the lead mem­ber drew his CEW and pointed it at a per­son — known to po­lice and with a his­tory of vi­o­lence — or­der­ing him to sur­ren­der. The sub­ject did so and the CEW was not dis­charged.

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