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WRAP Wrap

Filed: 4 May 21, 5:26pm
 

 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 4, 2021
 
WRAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
 
   
Delaware
000-55838
98-0551945
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
1817 W 4th Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281
 
(Address of principal executive offices) 
  
(800) 583-2652 
(Registrant’s Telephone Number) 
  
Not Applicable 
(Former name or address, if changed since last report) 
 
 
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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On May 4, 2021, Wrap Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release to announce the extension of the BolaWrap pilot program (the "BolaWrap Pilot Program") by the Los Angeles Police Department Board, which extension was unanimously approved by the Los Angeles Police Commission (the "Commission") at the Commission's May 4, 2021 special meeting (“Meeting”).
 
At the Meeting, the Commission considered a report by the Chief of Police, dated April 28, 2021 (“Report”), which, in addition to its findings, recommended a one-year extension of the BolaWrap Pilot Program. In its Report, the LAPD utilized a more narrow definition of effectiveness than a prior report issued in August 2020, and focused only on one specific aspect, complete tether wraps. This resulted in two out of ten effective wraps versus six out of nine previously reported in August 2020 under the broader definition, which defined effectiveness as the suspect being taken into custody without the requirement to use additional or heightened force, including deadly force. As the Company previously stated, various agencies define success and effectiveness differently. As part of the Company’s planned training to LAPDs Hollywood and Central divisions, lessons learned from numerous field uses will be shared to achieve optimal outcomes for use of BolaWrap.
 
The Report also identified a product enhancement matter (Company Training Bulletin 2.1-02, dated June 23, 2020) where the Company offered customers the option to upgrade the BolaWrap to a fixed firing pin. The BolaWrap was designed to meet the Voluntary Performance Standards Criteria for Evaluation of New Firearms Designs Under Conditions of Abusive Mishandling for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers, issued by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer’s Institute, Inc. (SAAMI). The BolaWrap was independently tested and found to meet or exceed all applicable SAAMI standards. The Company, as do other manufacturers, routinely makes upgrades, model enhancements and quality improvements. LAPD withdrew the BolaWrap devices from the field in June 2020 and elected to have the BolaWrap upgrade modification which was completed and subsequently returned within a few days.  The initial 360-day pilot program resumed and was completed in February 2021.
 
A copy of the press release is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1
 
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
(d) Exhibits
 
Exhibit No. Description
 Press Release Dated May 4, 2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
    
  WRAP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    
Date: May 4, 2021 By: /s/ James A. Barnes
   James A. Barnes
   Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
    
 
 
 
 
Exhibit Index
 
Exhibit No. Description
   
 Press Release Dated May 4, 2021