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BolaWrap In Use: Virginia Bodycam Shows BolaWrap Used On Subject In Crisis to Get Him Help

BolaWrap In Use: Virginia Bodycam Shows BolaWrap Used On Subject In Crisis to Get Him Help

On April 29, 2021, New Kent County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia responded to a subject experiencing a mental health crisis. The family, along with officers and paramedics, spent more than two hours attempting to get the subject medical help. In the video, the subject’s girlfriend can be heard pleading with the subject to comply. She told officers that the subject had been diagnosed with either bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and that he was not taking any medications. Officers explained to her their plan to use the BolaWrap to help get the subject into the ambulance. An officer deployed the BolaWrap, sufficiently distracting the subject and enabling officers to safely restrain him for transport to a hospital for evaluation. The situation was resolved without causing injury to anyone or requiring use of force. “Protecting our officers and our community is our top priority, and we are pleased with how the BolaWrap was able to help our officers safely get someone in crisis the help they needed while preventing the situation from escalating,” said Lieutenant Joey McLaughlin of New Kent County Sheriff’s Office. To watch more bodycam footage of the BolaWrap in use, please visit:​ For more information on the #BolaWrap​​​, please visit:​​​​​ To request BolaWrap #training​ or a quote, click here: *Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.


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