Flashbang grenades produce blinding flashes of light and deafening booms without the explosions created by normal grenades, and police use them to distract and disorient suspects during home raids. But the military-style weapons can still severely burn and maim people who are hit by them. And, according to a recent investigation by ProPublica, there’s little oversight when it comes to who is using flahbangs, when, and why.
Police Flash Grenade Investigation
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