When I was in the academy, we were taught once a takedown was done, that the proper procedure was to place one knee on the back, and the other knee on the neck, with the victims head turned away from the officer. Now you have to forgive me, I haven’t watched a video and I’ve only seen one picture. So by no means am I attempting to make any judgement on what happened pro or con. This particular position provided the officer the most safety until the suspect could be placed in a police vehicle. The head was turned away so the officer could not be bitten.
I worked for a furniture company for 16 years. We were bought by another company and assured that “our jobs were safe”. This other company flew in their customer service manager and she immediately took a dislike to me. Her company, if a piece was received damaged, would just replace it. Not so with our company, we would have the piece returned and repaired. When I heard her on the phone with a customer telling them we would send a replacement on one of our highest priced sectionals, I frantically got up from my seat and went to her telling her “ no you can’t do that “.
Long story short she had me fired. Even after my general manager flew on his own dime to convince the other company to keep me. 3 months later, I found out that this manager went to lunch and upon her return, the HR manager was waiting at the door for her with her belongings and fired her on the spot. Not long after that, her boss was also fired. Karma can be so sweet at times! Was sent off for training once, I was eighteen and this week long training was a requirement of the job. There was a man there that was about 26, he was kind of cute and so I flirted when I got the chance. He seemed interested and so I mentioned I planned on going to the hotel hot tub after dinner since it was our last night. He said he might see me there.
That evening I went to the pool area and he was already there sitting in the hot tub. I joined him and we had a lot of naughty chat as a family was finishing up in the pool for the night. He asked if I thought we could get away with a little more fun once they left. I told him I’m sure we could and reached over to start stroking him. Once the pool was empty I positioned myself on his lap, we began making out and he slid my swim suit to the side. I sat down further and he pushed himself inside me. As I bounced up and down we heard the pool door shut as the maintenance man walked in. I was frozen and didn’t move.
The maintenance man just tipped his hat, said ‘Hola’ grabbed something and quickly left. So we went back to it. Continued flirting the next day before we all had to fly back home, saw each other in the airport and smiled at each other then never spoke to him again. I cant say that I’ve been speechless as much as infuriated and never wanting to see her again. I caught her spreading rumors/lies about me on multiple occasions. At the time I was also dealing with twins that just graduated high school, a job loss, and my son moving 1800 miles away.. needless to say I was already a mess and needed support not, lies being spread about me.
With my experience working as a cop, I can say without doubt, a suspect is NOT deemed under control or safe until a search can be conducted to rule out weapons. Then the suspect poses a threat because they are handcuffed. People get cuff in front of them and try to choke the officer. I’ve luckily only watched videos on this topic. Not to say I haven’t arrested a lot of people in my career, but not tried to harm/kill me once they were searched and placed in the patrol car.