How Ft. Worth Police Use Less-than-Lethal Weapons

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Brandon Ishmael told police in Ft. Worth, Tx., on Oct. 7 to kill him, but “we declined,” said SWAT officer Paul Genualdo. Instead, they shot Ishmael, 30, with a large, soft-tipped, bullet-shaped foam projectile designed to cause pain. He then surrendered. Only SWAT officers have access to this weapon right now, but police are considering providing a similar weapons system to patrol supervisors, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!