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Old 10-19-2005, 08:17 PM   #8
Rupert Atkinson
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Re: Control and Restraint

Sean Orchard wrote:
The officers' skill at controlling another person is not the real issue, imho, its their ability to control themselves that is lacking.
Maybe so, sometimes, but in the video (might be on CNN's site somehwere) it seems that their frustration at not being able to control him - despite minimal resistance - leads to an ever increasing use of violence that results in one hell of a smashed up guy. If they could have controlled him at the outset, the viloence would not have been necessary. They escalated it too quickly. They lacked any skill at all, physical or self-control.

And if they do have training and a measure of skill, then they should be charged with battery because they should have used it properly.

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