OC spray, Taser, Baton ineffective against drug affected man

Reluctant to go hands-on, police use their baton, then Taser which fails multiple times. One police officer attempts to knock over the man by rushing at him from behind but ultimately loses control as he stands up. The Taser is used again, then OC spray before the Taser is used once more before the man is taken into custody.

All of the tools police used in this instance depend on pain compliance, apart from the Taser which incapacitates for mere seconds IF the two prongs make contact correctly and in the correct positions on the body. Physical control with grappling techniques may have resulted in a faster and safer arrest, however these officers either lack those skills or were not willing to go hands-on.

Police officer choked by suspect, is saved by backup

This police officer is outmatched in hand to hand combat and could have been strangled to death if backup didn’t arrive. He is also lucky that the suspect wasn’t able to apply a more effective choke earlier, otherwise there would have been plenty of time to strangle unconscious and murder the officer.

This video demonstrates that guns are not a trump card and can potentially be overcome even by a person who is unarmed. It is also important to recognise that grappling skills in this specific situation represent the only way to survive.

Police save child from woman holding knife to throat of child

Incident from Sydney, Australia.

The footage shows a 28-year-old woman holding down a 13-year-old boy, waving a knife around and yelling “I’m going to kill someone” and repeatedly declaring she is an “ice addict”.

Police officers approached the woman from the front, while one officer came in from behind her to pull her off the teen, dragging her away before three other officers hold her to the ground.

The woman can be heard screaming while the officers detain her.

The boy then escaped and was not physically injured during the incident.