Wednesday, August 11, 2004

If You Want To Beat Them To Death...

LAPD has announced that they will develop a kinder, gentler flashlight for their officers. Seems that one of the baton-like Streamlight/Maglite style flashlights was used recently to beat a suspect. After the new, smaller flashlight is developed and deployed officers will have to use their batons to beat suspects, like God intended.

FWIW, Albuquerque, NM PD went through a similar exercise nearly 20 years ago after a suspect was beaten to death with a Maglite. The heavy metal flashlights were replaced with little two-cell plastic ones. No data is available on the impact (pardon the pun) to suspects.


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