In a new, broad-based study of violently resisting suspects, a prominent researcher has found that restraint in the prone position produces no fatal adverse effects, even when TASER shocks, weight on the subject’s back, and hobbling are employed by officers to gain control. “No method of control or restraint used in the field produced a [...]

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The tactic of “proning out” and “hog-tying” a combative suspect has taken repeated bad raps over the years as a potential cause of arrest-related death. Yet rigorous scientific studies have failed to substantiate the technique’s alleged danger. Now add the findings of yet another research group to the controversy–findings that again seem to support prone [...]

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Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts with The Force Science Research Center Editor’s Note: Our thanks to Chris Lawrence of the Ontario Police College and a member of the Force Science certification faculty for alerting us to the publication of this study. An exaggeration of the sudden in-custody death problem is generating “persecution and prosecution” [...]

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Bill 11-049 banning prone restraint was postponed indefinitely 8-5. Colorado could not get enough votes in the House Committee on Health and Environment to move forward to the full House. Vermont and New Hampshire are also states that voted down legislation banning prone restraint. Chalk another win up to the United States Constitution the 5th and [...]

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This JUST IN:  Colorado’s proposed Bill No. 11-049 was defeated. Colorado proposed Bill No. 11-049  is substantively invalid and violates the laws of Colorado and the United States. False impetus for the introduction of legislation We understand that the advocates and now the Colorado senate are using the recent death at one of Colorado’s Developmental [...]

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The type of restraint used at this facility has not yet been released. However the last time Daystar got into a jam it was using the basket hold in the prone position. Even the Feds had the wherewithall to recognize that the basket hold in the prone position is a bad idea. The GAO in its 1999 [...]

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TTAPR on July 27th, 2010 Since August 2006, Dr. Ross has been serving as the Chair in the Department of Law Enforcement & Justice Administration at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois. From 1992 to 2006 Dr. Ross taught criminal justice courses at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC and was the Director of the Forensic Sciences Minor. He was the [...]

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TTAPR on June 18th, 2010

In December 2006 the NYS Legislature was told that OCFS’ physical intervention policy was unsafe, in 2010, 2 staff fatalities and several million in worker comp. claims later, they’re finally investigating State Senator George Maziarz and members of a Senate Republican Task Force on Juvenile Justice reform today held a public forum to investigate growing concerns [...]

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Experts agree that prone restraint of an agitated person cannot possibly lead to sudden death due to hypoxia. Due to the controversial nature of a sudden in custody restraint death, numerous case and retrospective studies, incident reports, and monographs have been published since the 1980s in order to bring awareness of the subject matter. While [...]

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