‘The Alternative:’ New technology could turn deadly weapon into non-lethal option
WASHINGTON STATE CRIME LAB -- Less-lethal weapons are always being added to law enforcement arsenals. A new one officers will see soon is designed to be used on a firearm -- and is the first of its kind. Forensic scientist Rick Wyant with the Washington State Crime Lab literally wrote the book on less lethal options for law enforcement and is always researching cutting-edge devices. “That’s the idea behind it," he says. "You cause a great deal of pain without a high risk of injury."