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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.

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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.

Axon Announces First 2 Agencies to Purchase New TASER 7

Axon announced the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol as the first agencies to equip officers with Axon's new TASER 7 weapon.

IACP 2018: Axon Annouces 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.

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.

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

Chatsworth Police Chief Josh Etheridge defends his officer's deployment of a TASER on an 87-year-old woman because she refused to comply with commands to put down a knife she was holding near the property of the local Boys and Girls Club.

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.

Video: LAPD Releases Footage of Officers Shooting Knife Wielding Man After Ineffective Less-Lethal Deployment

A man suspected of stabbing his wife withstood beanbag rounds, a TASER deployment, and numerous gunshots but kept coming at officers, according to body camera footage released by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

LAPD Releases Footage of Officers Shooting Knife Wielding Man After Ineffective Less-Lethal Deployment

A man suspected of stabbing his wife withstood beanbag rounds, a TASER deployment, and numerous gunshots but kept coming at officers, according to body camera footage released by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). More here.

Video: Canadian Agency Arms Patrol Officers with 37mm Launchers for Less-Lethal Response

“If we look at known objects out in the world, we can equate the AR-1 baton to about one-and-a-half times the energy of somebody being struck by a 100-mile-per-hour fast ball or roughly the same energy as somebody being struck by the fastest slapshot ever recorded,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Bobrowich.