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The Side Control Position and the Resisting Arrestee

These easy to learn and simple to use techniques can help you take a resisting subject into custody.

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Tactics for Arresting the Cooperative Subject

Even the most compliant arrestee can become violent, and you have to use proper control tactics, just in case.

New Hampshire Man Charged with Assaulting Police Officer

A man has been charged with assaulting an officer with the Hudson (NH) Police Department.

How To Prevent Positional Asphyxia

By taking precautions in how people are restrained and by monitoring restrained subjects, officers can reduce the potential for in-custody death.

California Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect Who Tried to Take Deputy's Gun

A deputy with the Tehama County (CA) Sheriff's Department fatally shot a suspect in an interview room after the man attempted to get another deputy's gun.

WA Prosecutor Refuses to Charge Suspects who Attack Officers while Resisting Arrest

The policy came to light when KTTH was tipped off to an incident, where a King County Sheriff’s deputy was kicked in the groin by a 20-year-old female suspect in tall leather boots. She was not charged with assault.

High-Risk Arrest Tactics

Work as a team with at least one other officer to apprehend a high-risk subject as safely as possible.

Kentucky Woman Charged with Resisting, Intentionally Defecating on Deputy

That's when police allege Peters "intentionally released her bowels in an upward motion and with purposeful direction at this Deputy — causing said bodily waste to land on the face, arms and legs of this Deputy."

Security Guard Fired for Filming, Not Helping Texas Officer in Struggle with Suspect

The president of the Houston Police Union said in a Tweet that the security guard who captured video on her cell phone of a police officer involved in a violent confrontation with a resistive subject—rather than assist the officer in getting the suspect into custody—has been fired from her job.

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Activists Want Chicago Officers to Call Supervisors Before Arresting Resisting Suspects

For a number of offenses, a supervisor would need to approve the arrest “unless not practicable under the circumstances.” Those crimes range from gambling and prostitution offenses to obstructing, resisting or assaulting a police officer.