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Police Procedures 101: Disarming the Suspect

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on January 13, 2013


When the decision has been made to take a person into custody, the first order of business is to ensure that the person to be arrested cannot cause injury to the arresting officers, himself, or the general public. In this amateur video, we see a suspect who, seconds before, has stated to security officers that “if you put your hands on me I will defend myself,” indicating his intent to resist arrest and use physical force against the officers present. Notice how easily a trained security officer removes a six-foot wooden pole from the suspect’s possession, with an absolute minimum of force, ensuring the physical safety of all parties, including the suspect. The suspect was subsequently placed in custody by local police officers, cited for trespassing, and released with a summons to appear in court.



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  1. Richard said, on January 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Having a child involved in this nonsense is f***ed up.

  2. Cotton Boll Conspiracy said, on January 13, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    How the hell do you undo the damage of having your child see you arrested? Listening to that child cry for his father was one of the most upsetting things I’ve heard in a long, long time.

    • Andy Hall said, on January 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      It’s horrible — and the entirely predictable result of the father’s foolish actions.

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