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Texas doctors warn of police use of 'less lethal' munitions


August 14, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A group of doctors in Austin, Texas, warned Friday against police use of so-called "less lethal" munitions for crowd control after they treated people who were severely hurt during protests in May.

In a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 12 doctors from the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas said Austin police who fired beanbag rounds caused injuries including bleeding on the brain and a skull fracture.

"I have been around the world and I have never seen beanbag injuries like this ever," said Dr. Jayson Aydelotte, who helped aut...

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