Maybrook PD successfully implements de-escalation tool for first time
A new de-escalation device has been implemented by the Maybrook Police Department
Video that was given to News 12 by the department shows officers successfully using the BolaWrap for the first time last Friday.
It was one of two back-to-back incidents in which de-escalation methods were used to safely take subjects into custody.
"The behavior of both individuals were aggressive in nature, combative toward us, which led us to utilize the tools we have to our advantage in order to de-escalate the situation," says Michael Maresca, of the Maybrook Police Department.
Officers say a Taser was successfully used in a second, separate incident last Saturday.
In both cases, they say the subjects were not arrested and were taken by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation.