Handcuffing Techniques and Vehicle Removal – Police Tactics (Part IIl)
(19:42) Now, handcuffing in a situation, you’re going to a car stopper, you have an individual on a vehicle and you need to get him out. Maybe he’s got a hold of his steering wheel, and you’re saying ‘Sir, exit the vehicle’. And he is being rude and not very nice to you and you keep him assessing, he won’t do it.
(19:59) So, I say ‘Sir, please exit the vehicle’. He is not going to do it, I’m going to open the door here and come in here, I’m going to say ‘Sir, get out of the vehicle’.
(20:09) He is still not going to cooperate, I’m going to step in. Here, I like to step in and put my leg right here. That keeps him from being able to turn or do anything to me at this point. I’m going to reach in, get a good grip on his arm here.
(20:23) Right along the neck is a cord right here, that is very uncomfortable. When I grab it, and say ‘Sir, come out of the vehicle’. As I pull him out, I can go straight to the ground, right into a cuffing position here. Again, kneeling down, I have control. ‘Turn your head away from me, sir’.
(20:41) Now, we’re on a harder surfaces as uncomfortable. From here, I can do the same thing, I crank, I can pull up my handcuffs here. Now I have his left hand, so I know my left cuff is here. I’m going thumb side, forge the back of the arm. I cuff him. ‘Sir, put your right hand behind your back’.
(21:02) Right here, I’m in position to cuff him. I’ve got him right here. I double-locked the cuff, now I can get up and escort.
(21:12) Now, a couple of variations on the car removal.
(21:15) I’ve got to the process of giving commands, I’ve been turned down, several times. He is not showing any cooperation.
(21:22) I’m going to open the door. ‘Sir please, get out of the car’. He is not going to do it. I’m going to reach right in here. To protect myself, I’m grabbing this arm. I’m going to reach across and I’m going to grab the chin right here.
(21:38) And we’re going to pull him right out of the vehicle, control. I control his arm against my body. Does that hurt, sir? *Yes*
(21:43) I have him in a good position, good control. From there, I can also reach across, hook under the jaw line, gets the nerve right there. I can reach across, get under the nose, which he will tell you is very painful. Yes? *Yes*
(21:59) I have very good control, I can take him right out to the ground. Now, that is just to get him out.
(22:06) Now, there maybe an instance where I come in here and he is holding on the steering wheel and won’t let go. So, I’m going to come in and say ‘Sir, exit the vehicle’. He won’t do it. I’ve got left hand on the steering wheel, correct?
(22:21) I’m going to drop the cuffs where I have the left handcuff in my hand. I’m going to say ‘Sir, please exit the vehicle’. I’m protected, he won’t do it.
(22:29) I slap the cuff on, I have him now in position. ‘Sir, will you exit the vehicle?’.
(22:34) He says ‘No’. I’m going to reach right here, grab that cuff. Now you will see, he will come right out. Right down that position, that is a very painful situation.
(22:44) He will go to the ground, I will go right into my cuffing position from there. I’ll show you another version to sit down.
(22:51) As I’m bringing him out, I can bring him out and he is going to stay up. He is going to stay up and I’m going to bring him right to the back of the car.
(22:58) Now, I’ve got him with position. I can step, gun side away, good position to finish my cuffing technique.
(23:07) Just from here, I can control. I have the cuff, I put it on, I lock, double-lock. Now we can go wherever we need to go.
(23:24) Taking it off, I’m going to maintain a good position. Take it off. Take the key out. I’m going to pull him back here where I can see the cuff.
(23:33) It is a good angle for me now to unlock. I get in the key correctly, take it off, and there we go. Right there.
(23:45) The individual may not exit the car as you asked him to. I’ve asked ‘Sir, what times I’ve been very professional, sir. Please exit the car’. He is refusing. ‘Sir, you’re under arrest’. Let him know what is happening.
(23:58) I reach in, put the cuff on. I have a very good control here now. ‘Sir, exit the vehicle’. He is not going to do it.
(24:06) So I bring him out, I get a lock. There is a hard post on any car right, whether it has got just a window, or just the car post. I’m going to take him right against that. ‘Sir, unlock that car’.
(24:18) ‘Step out of the vehicle’, and I’m going to help and step out, face the car. Face the car.
(24:37) From here at this point, I have got him against the car door. ‘Please, sir open the window or open the door. Step out of the vehicle. Face the car. Stand up.’
(24:49) I use the car to pin him right here. He is in a very uncomfortable position at this point. Am I correct? *Yes*
(24:56) Now I have him here, I pull his other hand here and I can cuff him. At the whole time, I have control with the car door. He cannot move at this point.
(25:06) I can apply the rest of the cuffing technique, double-lock and away we go to jail.
(25:11) Again, I’m in a situation where an individual would not be cooperative. I’m going to remove him from the vehicle with the handcuff. He is refusing to move and he may have reached out and I’ve got his arm, whatever.
(25:22) That causes me to put this cuff on his arm here. I’ve got him cuffed. Basis to the back of his arm. ‘Sir, step out of the vehicle’. He won’t do it.
(25:33) I’m going to crank him right here. ‘Sir, unlock that car. Step out. Step out of the vehicle. Step out of the vehicle. Right here’. I’ve got him through. ‘Sir, put your other hand behind your back.’
(25:45) Right here. Step through, I have him. He is not going anywhere at this point. At this point I step through, I handcuff the other hand. I’ve got him, I double-lock. ‘Sir, step back. Watch your head’, and away we go.
(26:02) Okay, the individual won’t cooperate. Another variation of this is we are in a setting where I am worried about maybe other individual is coming through or as I am doing this, we have a situation. My partner is needing help.
(26:15) I have asked him to exit the car, he won’t. I apply the handcuff, I get him latch. I say, ‘Sir, come out of the vehicle. Open the car door’.
(26:25) ‘Right there, step out, put your feet on the ground, put your hand behind your back’. I go right here, I put the individual, I cuff, I double-lock no matter what. I double-lock both handcuffs. Now, I’m free and I can go help my partner.
(26:37) He is not going anywhere. It is going to be impossible for him to drive the car from that position. If he is stupid enough to put in the gear, he is going to be at harm’s way. I can go do whatever I need to do.
(26:48) In fact, it is probably the best procedure be if I got him in this position, would be to remove the keys from the car before I left.
(26:55) No way there is no doubt that he is right here. It is a very secure position. ‘Are you going anywhere, sir?’ *No*
(27:01) Okay. He is not going anywhere that I don’t want to take him. From here, I can uncuff him. On this side, ‘keep your hands behind your back, sir’. I take him out here. Turn to face the car. Give me your other hand for this window, right here. Then go on.
(27:22) By this point, he is going to understand who is in control.
(27:27) But also, I wouldn’t do it while we are here. I’m going to talk about the cuffs and why you always want to make sure you have. With the handcuffs, you always want to make sure you have a good control of it. You never want the suspect to get your handcuffs away with a free hand.
(27:42) The use of the handcuff is a weapon and what it will do is it will spin that through. Right here, works come in through and they will put it in their hand just like this and they can punch and they can rake.
(27:54) This would do a lot of damage to anyone who got hit with this. So, always control that cuff. So you are the one in control.
(28:01) And if that individual gets away from you and has the cuff, understand that it is a weapon. They can be used against you. Thank you.