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.
Police officer takes down belligerent woman with an upper body takedown.
Bystanders fail to assist while officer loses position of control.
A police officer draws her weapon and covers the suspect within arm’s reach on a bus. A struggle for the gun ensues before a second officer assists.
- A suspect may not comply even with a gun drawn on them
- Maintaining a safe distance is necessary even if the suspect is unarmed
- Entering the bus was completely unnecessary in the first instance as it only created more risk due to the confined space
- Grappling and ground fighting skills are still required even if guns are available
At attempt to intimidate the shorter male while standing within striking distance doesn’t end well.
Approximately 5 seconds elapsed between initiating the takedown and a knockout with strikes on the ground.
A man is able to continue fighting despite having his ear bitten off, and in fact is dominating the fight when the video ends.
Maiming does not necessarily lead to incapacitation and may not discourage your opponent. It may in fact escalate their aggression and the level of force they consider using.