ALTON, Texas (KVEO) – Monday, the City of Alton made changes to its techniques when encountering difficult suspects.
Officials introduced the wrap restraint system which officers said will help safely restrain suspects.
The system is being introduced in order to prevent officers and citizens from getting hurt, and if the citizen needs medical assistance it will allow them to get emergency responders to the scene.
“Once they are secured in the system, they are no longer a threat to the officer or personnel that may provide medical assistance,” said Lieutenant Michael Martinez of the Alton Police Department.
The change was prompted by recent events of citizens getting hurt or dying from an officer.