Does Handcuffed Equal Harmless?

By |2018-09-05T11:53:26+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Expert Witness, Use of Force Analysis|Tags: , , |

I was recently involved in a use of force investigation where two police officers utilized physical force on an arrest who was handcuffed. The officers had a drawn-out battle with the suspect to get him into handcuffs during the arrest and were escorting him to the police vehicle when he again began to vigorously resist [...]

“The Gun Just Went Off, I Didn’t Pull The Trigger, Honest!” Part 6

By |2018-08-06T22:09:25+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Use of Force Analysis|Tags: , , , |

Unintended Firearms Discharges in Law Enforcement – Principle and Contributory Causes Part 6 of 7 Inspector (Ret) Chris Butler Well welcome back to this week’s study on untended discharges. Last week, in Part 5, we explored the ‘hand confusion’ effect and how the brain can be tricked to confuse one hand with the other. The [...]

When to Interview?

By |2018-08-02T21:52:01+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Use of Force Analysis|Tags: , , |

Inspector (Ret) Chris Butler On July 31st the Washington Post published a very thought-provoking article by Tom Jackman dealing with the issue of critical incidents, such as officer-involved shootings, and whether it is better to delay the officer interview or interview the officer immediately. If you have not read the article, I highly suggest you [...]