Saturday, September 24, 2016

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016
   
 


Public Advisory Update - Conducted Electrical Weapon Recovered -
C16-199313
As previously released - On September 3, 2016 at approximately 2:25 a.m., a Winnipeg Police general patrol unit was in the area of Rorie Street and Bannatyne Avenue when a large number of individuals were observed to be causing a disturbance and fighting.
   
While attempting to disperse the crowd, two officers located an injured adult male in the area of the 1st 100 block of Bannatyne Avenue. Attempts to administer first aid were hindered by a crowd that began to obstruct the officers.
   
At this time, individuals from within the crowd started to assault the officers which resulted in a Conducted Electrical Weapon (Taser) being deployed and discharged. As the struggle continued, the Taser was dropped and officers attempted to return to the victim to continue first aid.
   
Members of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service attended a short time later and the victim was transported to hospital.
   
It is believed that the Taser was stolen during the incident.
 
As a result, the Winnipeg Police Service advised the public of the potential risks associated to the Taser in our community.
   
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Due to recently obtained information and efforts by Division 11 general patrol members, the Taser was recovered early this afternoon and is now in the care of the Winnipeg Police Service.
   
An arrest has also been made and charges are pending. No further details are available at this time.   
   
The Winnipeg Police Service would like to thank the community for their on-going support during this investigation. 
 
 

 

For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 
 Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:
WPS-PIO@Winnipeg.ca

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