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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineLompoc Valley Medical CenterLompocUSA
  2. 2.Santa Barbara Police DepartmentSanta BarbaraUSA
  3. 3.CRT Less Lethal Inc.SeattleUSA

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