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Control Tactics and Counter-Tactics

It's important that you know how to defeat an arrestee's response to your control techniques.

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Video: TX Suspect Sets 2 Police Vehicles on Fire While in Custody

A Corpus Christi, TX, man is facing serious charges after he allegedly led police on a foot pursuit then set two police units on fire.

TX Suspect Sets 2 Police Vehicles on Fire While in Custody

A Corpus Christi, TX, man is facing serious charges after he allegedly led police on a foot pursuit then set two police units on fire while in restraints. More Here.

Resisting Reserve Officers Not a Crime in Michigan

Resisting or obstructing a reserve police officer in Michigan isn't a crime, according to a recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling that at least one statewide law enforcement official says will have "huge ramifications for public safety."

Can a Police Officer Order a Driver Out of a Car? Experts Weigh In

Can a police officer order a person out of his car during a routine traffic stop as a Texas trooper did to Sandra Bland, who was later found dead in her jail cell? And what about ordering the driver to put out a cigarette while he is still in his car?

Strength in Numbers

If at all possible, arrests should be made using the principle of mass, which means having two officers for every suspect you arrest. There are two advantages to this: the arrestee is less likely to resist and two officers are more likely to be able to control the suspect if needed.

Bratton Urges Boost in Penalties For Resisting Arrest

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Wednesday urged state lawmakers to boost the punishment for resisting arrest and make it a crime to reveal personal information about cops as a means of intimidation.

Bratton: There is No Constitutional Right to Resist Arrest

“What we’ve seen in the past few months is a number of individuals failing to understand that you must submit to arrest, you cannot resist,” Bratton said in an interview on Brian Lehrer’s radio show. “The place to argue your case is in the court, not in the street.”

The Rear Wrist Lock

One excellent technique for gaining control of a resisting person that doesn't require you to take him to the ground or use a weapon is the rear wrist lock.

Police: Ore. Meth User Masturbates in Bar, Fights Off Officers

It took a TASER and more than a dozen officers on Sunday to finally subdue Andrew Frey inside Iggy's Bar & Grill on Portland Road Northeast, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.