Saskatoon Police Service officers used force more often last year: report

The Canadian Press
April 20, 2018
By The Canadian Press
Saskatoon police say violent drug users are behind a jump in the use of force by officers.

According to a 2017 report, police used force 264 times that year — a 31 per cent increase from 2016.

Use of force covers everything from an officer firing a gun to using modified restraint straps.

Every officer who applies force must submit a form for review by an independent committee.

The Saskatoon Police Service noted officers are encountering and arresting more violent people because of an increase in illicit drug use.

No one died from police force in 2017, but 110 suspects were reported injured, including 27 who were hospitalized.

Thirty police officers were injured.


News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., 2018

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