Pepper Spray Maker Can’t Beat a Wrongful Death Suit

By Jonathan Capriel (February 16, 2022, 6:55 PM EST) — The maker of the PepperBall system, widely used by law enforcement as a non-lethal weapon, cannot escape a product liability lawsuit. wrongful death filed by siblings claiming their An 88-year-old father died of injuries sustained after deputies repeatedly fired similar projectiles at him, a federal judge in New Mexico ruled on Tuesday.

United Tactical Systems LLC argued that it could not be held responsible for the death of Fidencio Duran, who died after a September 15, 2015 meeting with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

While the company is the current owner of the PepperBall brand which it advertises as non-lethal, it says…

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