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Handcuffing Suspects

Video: Fla. Officers Probed In Rough DUI Arrest

Two Tallahassee (Fla.) Police officers have been placed on administrative leave as part of an excessive force probe stemming from the arrest of Christina West for drunk driving on Aug. 10.

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Passive Resister Response

If someone is a true passive resister, you simply need to do for the arrestee what he or will not do himself. If he stands, but refuses to put his hands behind his back, you and your partner do this for him, place him in handcuffs, and escort him to the squad car.

Handcuffing Suspects: 3 Techniques

Too many officers try to handcuff a suspect while he or she is still fighting. Before you can handcuff a suspect, you must obtain control. Here are three techniques for when you're on your own (rear leg sweep), with a partner (rear takedown), or with a group of three or more officers (the swarm). Read our feature, "Closing the Gap," for the full story. Photos by Amaury Murgado.

Video: Utah Suspect Slips Cuffs, Steals Cruiser

Patrol car video released by the Riverdale (Utah) PD shows a suspect wriggling out of his handcuffs and driving away in a police cruiser. Gordon Graham, 35, was eventually arrested after leading police on a two-county chase.

Pa. Man Steals Cruiser, Arrested After Pursuit

A Pennsylvania man freed himself from custody and led police on a pursuit with a stolen state police cruiser on Saturday night before he was captured.

Handcuffed Suspect Fires at Texas Officers

A suspect arrested for riding a stolen motorcycle was shot and killed after he fired a concealed handgun at officers from inside a police SUV on Tuesday. The suspect had concealed a handgun from the arresting officers.

Safe Prisoner Transport

Every year, prisoners escape custody. But using the proper restraints and techniques for each prisoner transfer situation will help ensure the safety of yourself and other law enforcement officers.

Video: 'Super Drunk' Mich. Principal Slips Cuffs

A Michigan elementary school principal arrested for drunk driving can be seen on an officer's cruiser video system slipping out of her handcuffs and attempting to hand them to the officer.

High School Student Shoots Self in Police Car

A student from Houston's North Shore Senior High School shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a police car.

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Video: The Hazards of 'Bath Salts'

Officers who may confront a subject under the influence of bath salts must approach with caution. However, several doctors interviewed by POLICE Magazine offered suggestions for dealing with this emerging threat.

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