SWAT Teams Less Likely to Use Lethal Force, Study Finds

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SWAT teams responding to high-risk incidents—including armed suspects, suicidal individuals, barricaded suspects, hostage situations and active shooters—are eight times more likely to use less lethal measures than lethal force, says a study conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Tactical Officers Association.

The non-lethal measures defined by the study include armored vehicles, robots, tear gas and canine support, according to the Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!