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.
A belligerent man is strangled unconscious and restrained after waking up with a foot on the chest.
Suspect attempts to flee when a police officer searches him. As the struggle begins, a large knife can be seen tucked in to the rear of his belt. The knife falls to the ground as he escapes the grip of the cop. As the cop again grabs the suspect and pulls him to the ground, a bystander who apparently has some training in grappling assists by controlling the legs of the suspect. The bystander then transitions to a rear naked choke which effectively restrains the suspect who stops resisting.
Three police grab both wrists of man and are unable to effect a takedown until a fourth officer grabs the man around the neck from behind and pulls him to the ground.
MMA fighter attempts triangle choke from bottom ground position. His opponent raises and slams him into the floor, resulting in a knockout. This is exceptionally dangerous and would most likely result in death on a hard surface.
This can be avoided by using techniques which break the posture of the person attempting the slam and bring them back to the ground, or by abandoning the technique as below. The slam is attempted by the same MMA fighter as the above video:
A passenger intervenes to choke out a belligerent drunk man who is arguing with airline staff. The choke quickly and effectively ends the confrontation.