Extended Range Conducted Electrical Weapon Wounds
Extended range conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) differ from handheld CEWs in that they are capable of being applied to subjects from a relatively long distance. They do so through unique launching platforms and involve different ballistic properties and attachment mechanisms than typical CEW deployed probes. Currently, there is only a single extended range CEW in use.
This extended range CEW produces wounds distinctly different from the handheld CEW because of a different probe pattern and the ballistic launch component. It is important for medical, investigative, and legal authorities to be familiar with the distinct patterns of wounds created by these devices.
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