Severe eye injury as a result of the shooting of an elastic bullet of a 12-gauge cartridge "Teren-12P" - case study

Viktor Sapielkin, Alina Pletenetska

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JEHS.2020.10.10.004

Abstract


The misuse by law enforcement of regular smooth-bore rifles, loaded with bullets with elastic bullets, to end a group disruption of public order or riots, usually leads to untold injuries of a large number of people and can lead to unpredictable social and political consequences. During the period November 2013 - February2014 inKievand other cities ofUkraineduring the mass protest actions numerous cases of application by individual officials of law enforcement bodies of pump guns of the 12th caliber of the Fort-500 model series, equipped with cartridges of non-lethal action "Teren-12P" and "Teren-12K". As an example of the use of shock-traumatic firearms, we cite a case from our own practice (a gunshot wound to the eye of a participant in mass protests, February, 2014 у.Kiev).


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forensic medical examination; gunshot wound; eye; elastic bullets; cartridge of non-lethal action "Teren-12P"

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