Regina police ask for probe into mistreatment allegation
Regina police have asked the provincial Public Complaints Commission to investigate an allegation that officers mistreated a 25-year-old woman.
In a post on Facebook, the woman’s mother alleges two male police officers drove her daughter outside the city Sunday morning, then took away her coat and boots, and threatened to leave her there.
Regina police say officers were called to a report of two intoxicated females outside an apartment in the 3500 block of Avonhurst Drive shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday.
When officers arrived, they found a 16-year-old girl and a 25-year-old woman. EMS transported the teen to hospital, while the woman was arrested for public intoxication.
The woman was taken to the Regina police cells, where she was held in custody until she was sober.
Police say the woman had no shoes and no jacket when she arrived, and the event is documented in the officers’ reports and radio communications.
That information, along with GPS data from the vehicle and video of the detention area, has been handed over to the Public Complaints Commission.