A taser had to be used by Regina police early Saturday morning to help officers take a suspect into custody.
Police said at around 1:53 a.m. they were called out to a home in the 900 block of Devonshire Drive, just off Dalgliesh in the city’s northwest, for a report of a disturbance.
Once there, officers said they found a man in the backseat of a vehicle who was unwilling to get out when asked. Police said when they attempted to arrest him he became “combative”. At that point the taser was fired.
The man was sent to hospital and charges are pending against him.
The use of the taser will be reviewed by the Use of Force Committee–an internal committee within the Regina Police Service. The incident will also be reported to the Saskatchewan Police Commission.