Report highlights for Moose Jaw
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.