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.52 He then provided a breakdown of CEW use53 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.