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Study Examines Dangers of Crowd-Control Weapons

A new study found varying levels of safety among commonly used crowd-control weapons

Researchers from the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations and Physicians for Human Rights reviewed international medical literature when available and relied on case studies to demonstrate each supposedly “non-lethal” weapon’s dangers.

In the study’s introduction, researchers encouraged police to use crowd-control weapons as “an absolute last resort when dealing with genuine and imminent threats.”

The study then broke down available information on the common types of crowd-control weapons in each section.

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