Batman-like device stops criminals by shooting a chain around their bodies

Batman-like device stops criminals by shooting a chain around their bodies so that officers do not have to use lethal force

  • BolaWrap is a gun-like combination of device and chain that holds back suspects
  • The tool shoots a chain that wraps around the person's arms and legs
  • Barbs stick to their clothes to stop them, but can easily be removed
  • Designed to help officers control unarmed people and people with mental illness
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It may look like a device used in Gotham City, but this hand tool is used by hundreds of police officers in Los Angeles, California.

It is called the BolaWrap 100 and the pistol-like device shoots out a Kevlar cord that wraps around the arms and legs of the individual, making them immobile.

It is designed to de-escalate situations without the need for force to use officers, as police in the US have come under fire for handling situations involving an unarmed person or suffering from mental health problems.

& # 39; BolaWrap is the only external resistance tool that provides a safe space between subject and officer, is not dependent on pain compliance and is specifically designed to be deployed early in an assignment & # 39 ;, says Wrap Technologies & # 39 , maker of the BolaWrap, website.

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& # 39; The inflicting of pain often escalates encounters, the non-threatening form of BolaWrap provides time to de-escalate and provide the necessary support. & # 39;

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BolaWrap 100 shoots Kevlar cord that wraps around the arms and legs of the individual, making them immobile

It is designed to de-escalate situations without the use of force

It is designed to de-escalate situations without the use of force

BolaWrap 100 shoots Kevlar cord that wraps around the arms and legs of the individual, making them immobile. It is designed to de-escalate situations without the use of force

When it is shot, the device would sound like a gun and use a chain to entrap a person who is 10 and 25 feet away.

At the end of the cord are two small barbs that are attached to the clothing of the individual so that they can wrap themselves around their arms and legs.

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Police chief Carlos Islas, a former captain of the LAPD, said his department is training officers and plans to deploy three devices on the street in January, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

Islas volunteered to test the device on its own before it allowed active officers to begin their training and said the barbs have stabbed some, but the device was barely palpable.

When it is shot, the device would sound like a gun and use a tether to entrap a person 10 and 25 feet away

When it is shot, the device would sound like a gun and use a tether to entrap a person 10 and 25 feet away

When it is shot, the device would sound like a gun and use a tether to entrap a person 10 and 25 feet away

It discharges at a speed of 640 feet per second and the cord wraps around the body one to three times. And each device costs around $ 1,250 - with extra cartridges

It discharges at a speed of 640 feet per second and the cord wraps around the body one to three times. And each device costs around $ 1,250 - with extra cartridges

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It discharges at a speed of 640 feet per second and the cord wraps around the body one to three times. And each device costs around $ 1,250 – with extra cartridges

The necklace comes in a small cartridge-like barrel that jumps into the gun.

It discharges at a speed of 640 feet per second and the cord wraps around the body one to three times.

And each device costs around $ 1,250 – with extra cartridges.

The main reason for this device is to help law enforcement regain a good reputation with the community, because in recent years many have been in the spotlight to use unnecessary force.

The necklace comes in a small cartridge-like barrel that jumps into the gun
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The necklace comes in a small cartridge-like barrel that jumps into the gun

The necklace comes in a small cartridge-like barrel that jumps into the gun

At the end of the cord are two small barbs that are attached to the clothing of the individual so that they can wrap themselves around their arms and legs

At the end of the cord are two small barbs that are attached to the clothing of the individual so that they can wrap themselves around their arms and legs

At the end of the cord are two small barbs that are attached to the clothing of the individual so that they can wrap themselves around their arms and legs

The main reason for this device is to help law enforcement regain a good reputation with the community, because in recent years many have been in the spotlight for the use of unnecessary force

The main reason for this device is to help law enforcement regain a good reputation with the community, because in recent years many have been in the spotlight for the use of unnecessary force

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The main reason for this device is to help law enforcement regain a good reputation with the community, because in recent years many have been in the spotlight for the use of unnecessary force

Last month, the Sheriff & # 39; s Office in Santa Cruz County in Northern California spent $ 25,000 on 20 BolaWraps and extra cartridges to supply 20 patrol delegates with the devices.

The team was looking for another to stop individuals without injuring them, said spokeswoman Ashley Keehn.

The department could provide all BolaWraps delegates if they prove useful, she added.

& # 39; We are always looking for new tools to de-escalate situations, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; Mental health is something the police have to deal with. If it can save lives, it's better. & # 39;

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