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Regarding Unit 3E20, taking a person from the red car into custody, that seems to be a very gentle method of taking a wanted person into custody, NOT a routine traffic stop. Making an arrest of a person seated in a car is not something to be taken lightly; there are people who will kill rather than go downtown for an unpaid traffic ticket. It is quite normal to apply the handcuffs before a search is conducted, (crazy to do otherwise) and to handle the person very carefully until a thorough search is conducted. My agency has lost TWO officers who were shot by prisoners who were wearing handcuffs behind their backs at the time. Edited to add: I do not work for my listed home town.
Last edited by Rex G; 06-21-07 at 09:43 PM.