Cap-Stun

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Authors
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Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN);British Columbia Police Commission, BC (CAN)
Abstract
A report presented by the committee to the B.C. Police Commission in July of 1990 on the use of less than lethal force by police officers in British Columbia. The product used for test purposes was Cap-Stun spray. This product was used simply because it was the most safely tested and readily available. A number of police agencies within the province participated. The tests overall were positive. That is, in over 93% of the cases, the spray was totally effective for use to incapacitate a person. It was recommended that the B.C. Police Commission contact the municipal police departments in the province to make them aware that the testing produced favourable results. It was suggested that the Commission recommend municipal police departments consider adoption of Oleoresin Capsicum spray as an incapacitating spray for use by police officers. It was concluded that this spray holds promise in the area of less than lethal force.
Keywords
Pepper spray -- Evaluation;Arrest (Police methods);Nonlethal weapons;Police -- Equipment and supplies -- Evaluation
Report Number
TM-01-1990;HV7936.E7;TM-01-90 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jul 1990
Number of Pages
7
DSTKIM No
CA031180
CANDIS No
530088
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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