Whitehorse, Yukon – On December 20, 2020 at approximately 1:45pm, the Whitehorse RCMP responded to a call to assist staff at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter with a violent man. A 37-year old man from Inuvik was found threatening staff. Efforts to de-escalate the situation were unsuccessful and the man assaulted an officer while resisting. In an effort to ensure no other people were injured, police effectively deployed a conducted energy weapon to help take the man into custody.
Jerry Rogers has been charged with the following:
· Resisting arrest
· Assault on a Police officer
· Assault and Mischief
No one was seriously injured in the incident.
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