An Arizona couple were arrested July 8 and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and second-degree assault on a police officer after this incident at a Walmart in Foley, Ala.
Officer safety remains a paramount concern even if some choose to ignore it. We are losing our basic skills by relying too much on modern toys to do our jobs for us. In today's world, one of the biggest unrecognized threats to officer safety and survival is technology.
TASER International's X2 is a two-shot ECD with dual laser aiming and visible warning arc.
TASER's Steve Tuttle, vice president of communications, demonstrates the X2 ECD for KTVK Channel 3.
TASER has unveiled its double-barreled X2 electronic control device (ECD) that offers follow-up shot capability for initial missed shots. It also includes dual lasers for improved accuracy, an enhanced power magazine enabling more than 500 firings, and a warning arc to help keep conflicts from escalating.
Pittsburgh Police officers attempted to subdue a rowdy man at a Pirates game with a TASER, and then used baton strikes to bring him into custody. Read, "Pittsburgh Police Reviewing Force Used On Fan," for the full story.
Today, police have a wide variety of tools and munitions for exerting less-lethal force on individuals at greater and greater distances. Extended range less-lethal impact weapons have been refined to the point that they are both accurate and extremely effective when deployed correctly.
SHOT Show 2011 featured a slew of introductions from companies diversifying their product lines. The show drew more than 50,000 attendees to Las Vegas for the January event and also featured celebrity appearances, quick-draw contests, competitive shooters, and plenty of law enforcement gear. Read our full coverage of the show, "SHOT Show 2011: Best of Show." Photos by Mark W. Clark.