Departmental Order 6Chapter 1811/08
Prior to deploying the E.C.D., the deploying officer shall announce the word
to alert others of the impending use of the weapon.
shall be announced by the deploying officer subsequent tothe use of the E.C.D. and prior to affecting the arrest, so as to alert others that theweapon is no longer being deployed. Once the E.C.D. is discharged, the deployingofficer must make an assessment in between cycles to determine if an alternativeintermediate weapon would be more viable. Officers must be mindful that when theE.C.D.’s trigger is pulled and immediately released, it discharges current for a 5-secondcycle.
18.4.7 Removal of Probes:
E.C.D. probes shall be removed as soon as possible.E.C.D. probes that are imbedded in a subject’s skin (as opposed to just clothing), shallonly be removed by Fire Rescue personnel, other medical personnel, or policepersonnel who are trained in the removal of the probes. Police personnel shall notremove E.C.D. probes that have struck a subject’s head, throat, groin or any othersensitive area. E.C.D. probes that have penetrated a person’s skin shall be considereda biological hazard and shall be handled with the appropriate care
.18.4.8 Reporting Requirements:18.104.22.168
A supervisor shall be notified in all instances wherein the E.C.D. has beenutilized. The supervisor shall respond to the scene and conduct an inquiry into theincident. Said inquiry shall include, but not be limited to, a review of the evidence,interviews of witnesses, and an interview of the subject. The supervisor shall also notifya commanding officer of the incident and ensure that a Response to Resistance Reportand any other applicable reports are properly and accurately completed in a timelyfashion. The supervisor shall notify the Bridge and obtain a log number. The supervisorand respective chain of command shall review the incident for compliance to policy.
If three or more cycles are used on a subject, the lieutenant must send a red-line memorandum to the Deputy Chief, through channels, explaining the necessity forthe additional cycles.
Fire Rescue shall be requested to respond to all instances wherein the E.C.D.has been deployed and the subject is injured or complains of being injured. In thoseinstances, the requesting officer shall monitor the subject until Fire Rescue personnelhave arrived.
A Response to Resistance Report shall be completed on all E.C.D. incidents.Members must clearly articulate and justify each and every cycle in the Response toResistance Report in the event that more than one cycle is used on a subject.
Photographs shall be taken in all instances wherein a subject is injured orcomplains of being injured as a result of the use of the E.C.D. If there is no injury, it isdiscretionary.
All E.C.D. deployments or discharges, including test firings, shall be recordedin an E.C.D. log. A supervisor must sign the E.C.D. log verifying that the information
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