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Every officer knows that a prone suspect can potentially pose a deadly threat. Our partner, the Force Science Institute, is studying exactly how quickly suspects in that position can produce a gun and fire, and they worked with the Discovery Channel for a portion of the project.

Check out our preliminary coverage of this important research and watch the Discovery video segment.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor
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