An 87-year-old man was hospitalized Friday after Springfield police officers fired a beanbag gun
at him after he threatened to kill himself, police said.
People were getting jumped and stabbed, and all the deputies said was don't come out the gate or they would shoot you with a beanbag gun
FLORENCE - Police arrested two residents in separate incidents here over the weekend, using Tasers and a beanbag gun
to subdue suspects.
Aleman was shot with rounds from a beanbag gun
, a rifle and a Taser before police were able to bring him under control, Kerns said.
An officer who paused to reload a beanbag gun
realized he didn't have enough time as Salisbury continued to approach.
Items such as Tasers and beanbag guns
have been rushed into service.
Under the new policy, the Police Commission will review all cases in which individuals required hospitalization for injuries caused when police officers use bodily force, batons, beanbag guns
, Tasers and pepper spray.
Eugene police have batons, pepper spray, beanbag guns
and pepper ball guns to use as less-lethal alternatives to bullets.
Some eyewitness observations of the June 14 demonstration in support of Jeff Luers: There were fewer than 100 demonstrators; there seemed to be about 50 cops, and police fired beanbag guns
at people who were standing on the sidewalk.
People lighted bonfires, burned street signs and threw rocks and bottles at police and firefighters, prompting police to use tear gas and beanbag guns
to control the crowd of approximately 1,500.
Police fired beanbag guns
, set off tear gas canisters and arrested 35 people after about 1,500 people choked the student-heavy West University area, setting bonfires, tearing out street signs and throwing things at police and firefighters late Friday and early Saturday.