Mounds police undergo pepperball training

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Updated: 7/12/2013 9:06 am Published: 7/11/2013 9:30 pm

Mounds police are learning how to subdue suspects without having to use deadly force.

The town sent two officers to Ft. Worth, Texas to train on pepperball guns. Pepperballs give police another way to arrest people who barricade themselves in homes or buildings.

"The Mounds police department is continually training its officers in new areas to better serve our community," said Assistant Chief Jason Smith.

As part of the training, the officers had to experience what it was like to get shot.

"It takes your breath away, burns your throat and eyes and makes you want to give up instead of fight," said Officer Chris Orcutt.

The training, two guns and ammo cost the town $999.

Owasso police officers also took part in the training.

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Unwashed Mass - 7/12/2013 11:10 AM
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The guy in the video being shot doesnt seem to be phased, and just walks away. I gather from this, pepperballs wont be used as an alternative to deadly force, but rather to inflict pain on non-violent suspects.
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