Acipco Steel, the company that makes the glow pipes used by law enforcement to track suspects, is apologizing for the deaths of a man and two police officers in an ambush.
The company said Monday it was aware of the incident and has been working with local authorities to conduct an internal investigation.
“We deeply regret the incident involving our employees,” Acipcof told ESPN in a statement.
“We will be making an announcement soon regarding our efforts to resolve this matter.
We are working closely with the local authorities and will take immediate steps to identify the responsible party and hold them accountable.”
Acipco has received a number of criticism from law enforcement officials for the use of the devices, which are designed to illuminate a suspect’s face during a nighttime arrest, but critics say they’re often not properly secured and can be used to draw attention away from the real crime.
Law enforcement officials have also expressed concern that the devices are used in situations in which they know they’re not being watched, and may not have sufficient time to get a weapon on the suspect before he or she starts shooting.
Acipcoffin said it is aware of concerns regarding the devices and will be conducting a full review.