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Judge Holds Seattle Police in Contempt Over Use of Less-Lethal Weapons at Protests

Judge Approves Order for Major Reforms at Chicago Police Department

The consent decree requires officers to document each time they draw their weapons—even if they don't actually fire—and tightens instances in which officers may deploy TASERs. It also requires the department to publish use-of-force data on a monthly basis.

February 1, 2019

Minnesota Department Testing "BolaWrap" Restraint Device

The Chaska (MN) Police Department is the first in the state to test the new "BolaWrap" restraint device, which fires a length of Kevlar cord at a rate of 640 feet per second which then wraps around a resistive subject, immobilizing them so responding officers can safely approach and make an arrest.

November 20, 2018

Ax-Wielding Man Accused of Causing OIS in Texas

Officers with the Laredo (TX) Police Department responded to calls of a man wielding an ax in a threatening manner, arriving at the scene to find a man fitting that description.

November 16, 2018

IACP 2018: Axon Announces Streaming Video Body Cam and New TASER

The TASER 7 features dramatically improved effectiveness, including adaptive cross connect and improved spiral probe design, and is fully integrated with Evidence.com, Axon's digital data management solution, Axon says. The Axon Body 3 features real-time situational awareness with live streaming, gunshot detection and rapid wireless evidence offload.

October 7, 2018

Video: Illinois Police Test New Device that Ensnares Resistive Subject

Video: Illinois Police Test New Device that Ensnares Resistive Subject

Police officers in Illinois are testing a new restraint weapon designed to fire an 8-foot Kevlar tether — at a range of up to 25 feet — that then ensnares resistive subjects in a high-tech lasso. When the device is activated, a 9mm blank propels the rope from the cartridge. The new handheld device — known as the BolaWrap — costs $800 and each tether cartridge costs $30.

August 14, 2018

Georgia Chief Defends TASER Use on 87-Year-Old Knife-Wielding Woman

California Officer Fatally Shoots Resisting, Chain-Wielding Suspect

When an officer located the suspect, he began swinging it at the officer. The officer reportedly commanded the suspect several times to drop the chain, then fired an ECD device. When the ECD failed to be effective, the officer fired his duty pistol, striking the suspect at least once, police said.

August 10, 2018

Video: LAPD Releases Footage of Officers Shooting Knife Wielding Man After Ineffective Less-Lethal Deployment
Video: Canadian Agency Arms Patrol Officers with 37mm Launchers for Less-Lethal Response

San Francisco Police Commission Approves Restrictive Taser Policy

Officers are limited from using Tasers in special circumstances, including when a person is pregnant, elderly, frail, appears to be a child or when the officer has “credible information” the person is suffering from a serious medical or psychiatric condition.

March 15, 2018

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