TITLE

Abdominal Wall Penetration by a Police 'Bean Bag.'

AUTHOR(S)
Olivas, Terry; Jones, Bruce; Canulla, Marco
PUB. DATE
May 2001
SOURCE
American Surgeon;May2001, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p407
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Police departments across the country now have at their disposal a "nonlethal" weapon known as a "bean bag" shotgun. The bean bags, which come loaded in standard shotgun shells, are missiles intended to disable dangerous suspects without having to resort to lethal force. They were specifically designed not to create penetrating injuries. Here we present a case of abdominal wall penetration by a police bean bag. To our knowledge this is the first such reported case of this type of injury.
ACCESSION #
5177222

 

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