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Old 02-20-2011, 08:22 AM   #41
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Default Re: Overkill on a Mozambique drill

Originally Posted by jeff_wilson View Post
One thing that many/most law enforcement are trained to do that rarely makes it into fiction is that they cuff or otherwise restrain a downed hostile person before seeing to their medical condition. It really stood out in training films and I was one as one of several first-year LE students who asked, "Why are they handcuffing the dead guy?" Answer: "You can't confirm he's dead, or even physically incapacitated until someone checks them physically, so you need to restrain them first just in case."
Even in a cynical country like ours, seeing a cuffed dead person will almost automatically result in the conclusion that this was premeditated murder performed by the militiant (read: cop), not a case of justified lethal force.
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