Re: A quick question regarding UK policemen.
Its hogwash as far as I know we have i local policeman trains with us. He showed us the police approved restraint techniques he was trained in. Any 5th kyu could have got out of them and put the officer in question on the floor.
The problem as i saw it is that the police are that worried about being sue for injury that the restrains have been so watered down as to be ineffective.