The technology, developed by Raytheon Company, was designed as a less-lethal weapon for military applications. A smaller, less-powerful version is being used in this operational evaluation.
Sheriff Lee Baca stated about the device, "We believe that technology can help solve problems facing the corrections community, including addressing issues of inmate violence. The Assault Intervention Device appears uniquely suited to address some of the more difficult inmate violence issues without the drawbacks of tools currently available to us."
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