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Fort Wayne Police Department suspends use of LVNR

The department said LVNR was first introduced in October of 2014 as a way to safely and effectively take violent offenders into custody.

Posted: Jan 16, 2019 5:26 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2019 6:26 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The Fort Wayne Police Department is temporarily suspending the use of the Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint following potential safety concerns.

The department said LVNR was first introduced in October of 2014 as a way to safely and effectively take violent offenders into custody. 

The technique has a historically low risk of injury to the offender and officers. 

FWPD said they will continue to strive to make public and officer safety a priority. 

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