CEW Deployment

A 25 year old Saskatoon male was transported to hospital after a Saskatoon Police Service member deployed a conducted energy weapon (CEW).

Shortly after 5:00 pm on January 19, 2017, Police received a report of a male with a knife yelling at people in the area of 19th St W and Ave H S. Upon arrival, officers located the male. He had the knife in his hand and was ordered several times to drop it. The male refused, therefore, an officer deployed his CEW. The male dropped the knife and was taken into custody. No injuries were sustained from the CEW; however, he was transported to hospital by EMS for medical treatment.

The incident will be reviewed in accordance to policy.

(Occurrence Number: 17-6837)