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Prince Albert city police made use of their conducted energy device capabilities (CED) on Friday night.
Best known by the Taser brand name, city police were granted use of the devices on Jan. 24.
This first reported use of the CEDs came in response to a call-out to a private residence in the 1500 block of 15th Street West at about 9 p.m. on Friday, a police press release reads.
Police made the determination that a domestic related assault had occurred and a 29-year-old man was placed under arrest.
During the arrest, the male became ‚Äúcombative toward police members,‚ÄĚ the release reads, noting that after repeated attempts to gain control of the suspect a CED was used ‚Äúto prevent injury to the subject as well as officers on scene.‚ÄĚ
As per police policy Parkland Ambulance transported the suspect to Victoria Hospital where a physician examined him.
The suspect now faces charges of domestic related assault and assaulting a police officer.
A preliminary review of this incident has occurred and a mandatory use of force review will take place.
Prior to granting city police use of CEDs in January, members were provided 12 hours of training with the devices -- a process Const. Scott Hayes explained to the Daily Herald at the time.
‚ÄúWe do a four-hour online training component done through the Canadian Police Knowledge Network and then there‚Äôs an eight-hour practical session, which includes reality-based scenario training.‚ÄĚ