Body Cam Video Demonstrates Successful Double Deployment of BolaWrap to Safely Restrain Disruptive Subject

TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wrap Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WRAP) (the “Company”), a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services, today shared new agency body cam footage demonstrating a successful outcome from the simultaneous deployment of two BolaWrap® Remote Restraint devices.

On December 22, 2021, two officers of the Glenwood Springs Police Department in Colorado responded to a subject acting erratically, screaming, and disrupting holiday shoppers by tearing down holiday lights and displays in the town center. The subject was noncompliant to officer commands and led a foot pursuit before the officers on-scene were able to coordinate a deployment. The first wrap was deployed to the subject’s lower legs and an immediate second deployment was delivered to the mid-body, restraining the subject’s arms. The officers were then able to safely take the subject into custody without injury for all involved.

“We always encourage the use of the BolaWrap early in contact, so that we don’t have to use higher applications of force,” said Chief Joseph Deras of Glenwood Springs Police Department. “The comments made by the subject in this situation were consistent with higher levels of violence, and I think this was a situation that could have quickly escalated. The officers noted in the criminal report that they would have been forced into a physical confrontation – a Taser, a police baton, or an impact weapon – without this technology. The BolaWrap minimized their exposure for injury to themselves, and then of course to the subject, which is always a benefit for everyone involved.”

The body cam footage can be viewed here. Previous body cam footage of BolaWrap deployments provided by the Glenwood Springs Police Department and other agencies can be viewed here.

WRAP CEO and President, Tom Smith, and WRAP Vice President of Training, Mario Knapp, sat down with Chief Deras to discuss the deployment. That interview can be viewed here.

About WRAP

WRAP Technologies (Nasdaq: WRAP) is a global leader in innovative public safety technologies and services. WRAP develops creative solutions to complex issues and empowers public safety officials to protect and serve their communities through its portfolio of advanced technology and training solutions. 

WRAP’s BolaWrap® Remote Restraint device is a patented, hand-held pre-escalation and apprehension tool that discharges a Kevlar® tether to temporarily restrain uncooperative suspects and persons in crisis from a distance. Through its many field uses and growing adoption by agencies across the globe, BolaWrap is proving to be an effective tool to help law enforcement safely detain persons without injury or the need to use higher levels of force.

Wrap Reality, the Company’s virtual reality training system, is a fully immersive training simulator and comprehensive public safety training platform providing first responders with the discipline and practice in methods of de-escalation, conflict resolution, and use-of-force to better perform in the field.

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