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Judge Temporarily Bans Use of Less-Lethal Tools by Detroit Police on "Peaceful Protesters"

Police Chief James Craig responded to the order by U.S. District Judge Laurie J. Michelson by saying his officers only have used force when protesters weren't peaceful and that the ruling won't change how the department handles demonstrations.

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FN 303 Launcher

With its high-capacity 15-round magazine plus five projectile options, the less lethal FN 303 Launcher delivers safety for communities and officers alike.

Looking Back: Less-Lethal, Qualification Courses, and Earthquakes

In past March issues, POLICE has covered less-lethal solutions, firearms training, and response to the 1989 San Francisco Bay Area earthquake. Here's a look at the pages of POLICE 10, 20, and 30 years ago.

Using Electronic Control Weapons

Your agency's policy needs to specify in what situations ECWs can be used and the responsibilities of officers for gathering evidence after use.

Inmate Files Red Flag Petition Against Deputies at Colorado Jail

Deputies “carry shotguns inside the jail intimidating and excessively abusing inmates with these shotguns,” the inmate wrote in the complaint. “These deputys (sic) carry these deadly weapons 24 hours a day patrolling the floors of this jail intimidating and threatening people for the most minor things.”

G.L.O.V.E. Generated Low Output Voltage Emitter

The G.L.O.V.E. (Generated Low Output Voltage Emitter) from Compliant Technologies is worn as a glove and quickly transforms into a conducted electrical weapon (CEW) to be used within the force continuum.

Takeaways from SHOT Show 2020

There were far too many products on display at the Sands Convention Center and Expo in Las Vegas to adequately capture it all, but as I zoom along at 300 miles per hour about 34,000 feet above sea level en route home, here are some of the things that immediately spring to mind as having a lasting impression on me.

Q&A: Axon's Rick Smith on the End of Deadly Force

Axon CEO Rick Smith is known for thinking and speaking about the next generation of technology. Now he is predicting that less-lethal weapons can almost eliminate fatal officer-involved shootings by 2030.

A 2030 Vision

Can less-lethal weapons advance to the point that police can use them instead of deadly force? Axon's Rick Smith believes they can.

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French Police Clash With Bastille Day Rioters

French police were forced to deploy tear gas to disperse rioters from Paris's Champs Elysees on Sunday following the traditional Bastille Day military parade commemorating the 1789 storming of the Bastille fortress in Paris during the French Revolution.