Spike's Tactical ST-15 Operator 5.56mm
When I was growing up, I always saw cops traveling in pairs. Those were the days when law enforcement officers (LEO) depended on their brother officers implicitly. Even on TV, cops traveled in pairs and it made for more interesting TV. Imagine Riggs without Murtough, McGarrett without Danno. America wouldn't be the same without them.
In those days less-lethal meant giving the bad guy a severe tuneup if shooting him wasn't warranted. I've heard it firsthand from those who have 'been there and done that.'