San Francisco police to start using non-lethal BolaWrap restraint tool

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A new tool, described as “flying handcuffs,” will soon be used by San Francisco police.

ABC7 News first demonstrated the BolaWrap last fall.

It shoots out a seven-and-a-half-foot cord that wraps around a person with two anchors that replicate fishing hooks.

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San Francisco police may consider using BolaWrap, a remote-restraint device that works as a lasso tool to restrain non-violent suspects.

It’s a non-lethal alternative to tasers, guns, or batons.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that specially trained San Francisco police officers will be equipped with the lasso-like restraint tool in the coming months.

The makers of BolaWrap say it’s used by more than 1,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.