SHERIFF BACA UNVEILS A NEW DEVICE INTENDED TO STOP OR DECREASE INMATE ASSAULTS
Who: Sheriff Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; Mike Booen, Vice President of Advanced Security and Directed Energy Systems, Raytheon Company.
What: The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will conduct an operational evaluation of a new device intended to stop or lessen the severity of inmate assaults. This new device, known as the Assault Intervention Device, transmits a focused, invisible millimeter wave at a suspect which causes an intolerable heating sensation. This device will be unveiled and utilized at the Pitchess Detention Center’s North County Correction Facility.
When: Friday, August 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pitchess Detention Center’s North County Correctional Facility
29340 The Old Road
Castaic, California 91384
Note: The device will be available for demonstration and the media is welcome to participate.
For further information, contact Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida at (323) 810-1973 or Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau at (323) 267-4800.
SHB-83M-10 X X X August 16, 2010