Taser used by Saskatoon police, woman charged following traffic stop

Saskatoon police used a Taser to subdue a 25-year-old woman following a traffic stop involving a stolen vehicle.

On Thursday around 8:15 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop of what was believed to be a stolen vehicle in the 200 block of Avenue L South. As officers approached the vehicle, the woman attempted to drive away, police said in a news release.

As a result, police deployed a conducted energy weapon — commonly known as a Taser — and took the driver safely into custody. Two men in the vehicle were arrested but they were released without charges.

The 25-year-old woman faces charges of possession of stolen property, obstruction and breach of a court order.

The Saskatoon Police Service will review the Taser deployment in accordance with police policy.

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