Chief on Facebook allegations: GPS proves police stayed within city
REGINA – Regina Police Chief Troy Hagen said GPS data proves police did not drive a woman away from the city where she was allegedly threatened to be left without either boots or a coat.
“I can tell you with a 100 per cent degree of confidence that the vehicle did not leave the city of Regina,” he told reporters at police headquarters on Tuesday.
A woman posted allegations on the weekend accusing police of mistreating her daughter, 25. The post has been shared over 7,000 times at the time of this writing.
She said she has since filed a complaint with the Public Complaints Commission (PCC).
To read more about her allegations, read Monday’s story by clicking here.
“I could do the ‘she said, we said’ for a considerable amount. I don’t think it’s going to be productive. We’ll take the complaint seriously. As a matter of fact, I assure you we have,” said Hagen.
Hagen said he personally viewed the GPS data taken from the car on Tuesday, and it shows the officers drove through residential areas.
In a Monday press release, police alleged the woman was “extremely intoxicated” during the incident.
The woman, who has a “cognitive disability” according to her mother, was in the vehicle for “approximately half an hour,” said Hagen.
“Typically, what we want to do is return them to their home or a safe location, and that was attempted on a couple of occasions from what I understand,” said Hagen, adding that she could have seen the refinery during the trip.
As for the way the mother went about expressing her concerns, Hagen said, “There are better ways, in my opinion.”