On December 3, 2007, Staff Sergeant Milner received an email from Inspector Michael Payne, who was attached to the Northwest Territories' Department of Justice as Manager, Policing and Crime Prevention.
The email directed Staff Sergeant Milner to look into the use of the CEW
at the Inuvik RCMP Detachment.
This alerted him to the fact that nothing had yet been done in relation to X's mother's complaint.
At this point he
commenced reviews of the incident/complaint and of the use of the CEW
in the North District.
prepared a written report on December 10, 2007.
In his December 3, 2007 email, Inspector Payne noted that Staff Sergeant Milner was having discussions regarding a use of the CEW in Inuvik.Footnote 52 He then provided a breakdown of CEW useFootnote 53 in the division and observed that Inuvik "stands out from the rest.
requested that Staff Sergeant Milner conduct a review of CEW
use in Inuvik "to ensure it was used in accordance with policy.
The data provided by Inspector Payne indicated that the Inuvik RCMP Detachment accounted for 46 percent of all reported CEW uses in the division, which included warnings as well as firings of the CEW.
It also indicated that 37 percent of all reported firings or deployments of the CEW
arose out of the Inuvik RCMP Detachment.Footnote 54
Staff Sergeant Milner's review was appended to his
December 10, 2007 investigation report into the incident involving X.Footnote 55 He
reviewed the reported CEW uses in the North DistrictFootnote 56 and determined that 27 of the 31 reports (87 percent) from that district arose from the Inuvik Detachment.
noted that 55 percent of the uses involved voluntary compliance where the members did not have to fire the CEW
and reported: "From reviewing all usage reports as well as general reports it appears that the CEW
was utilized correctly within the IM/IM."Footnote 57 The Commission has not as yet reviewed these individual cases.