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New technology gives LPD more methods of non-lethal force

BolaWrap can entangle suspect from 25 feet away
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Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 18:22:34-04

LAFAYETTE, La. Lafayette police demonstrated a new capture tool on Thursday.

The BolaWrap 100 shoots an eight-foot Kevlar tether that can entangle a suspect from ten to 25 feet away.

"With a device like this, we will not have to go hands on," said Detective Chief Reggie Thomas. "We will then deploy that as I did earlier. The device is very easy to use. It's a device that I would like to see more of our officers using."