When confronted by a man wielding a knife and screwdriver and threatening them with harm, Naperville police officers recently turned to a tool now available in all city patrol cars: a bean-bag shotgun.

The gun is seen as a way means to disable a violent person who is in danger of injuring themselves or others but is not a direct threat wherein deadly force is necessary, said Naperville Sgt. Bill Barrett, a training officer in the Professional Development and Training Unit in charge of certifying city officers in the firearm’s use.

SOURCE (Suzanne Baker with Naperville Sun) >> CONTINUE READING