In the last year, local law enforcement agencies have come under fire for use of force and firearms during police pursuits.
Now one northern California police department is employing a new kind of weapon - the nunchaku. It's a traditional Japanese martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks connected at one end by a short chain or rope.
The idea is that it is a non-lethal means of subduing a subject.
Take Two's Alex Cohen speaks to Sargeant Casey Day of the Anderson Police Department, who will be in charge of implementing the program to the police force.
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