CEW Deployment - Assault Police Officer

A 28 year old man is facing a charge of assaulting a police officer following an incident this afternoon in which a SPS officer deployed a conducted energy weapon.

At approximately 2:40 pm, police were called to the 2100 block of St. Cecilia Avenue with respect to a suspicious male. When the officer arrived and began attending to this male, the male became agitated and aggressive toward the officer. The officer eventually had to deploy their CEW, which was effective, and took the male into custody.

Medics were called to the scene and checked the male. He was determined to be physically ok and was then transported to SPS Detention. He will see the Justice of the Peace.

The incident will be reviewed in accordance with policy.

(Occurrence Number: 19-38055)