No Tasering be-low the belt or when combustibles are present – those are some of the criteria set out by the Saskatchewan Police Commission in its policy for the use of conducted energy weapons (CEWs).

The standards for the use of CEWs – commonly known as Tasers for the most well-known brand – by the province’s front-line officers became public recently when the commission updated its policy manual.

Among the criteria are: A person’s head, neck or genitalia should be avoided as target zones; a CEW may only be used against a person in or near water if the officer is satisfied it’s necessary having regard to the risk of drowning; and the device may only be used against a person in danger of falling after weighing the risk of the fall itself.

Source: The Star Phoenix

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