Suspect twists out of wrist grabs as officer attempts arrest

A police officer unsuccessfully attempts to handcuff a suspect by holding his wrists, an approach which is only effective when the suspect is compliant. As this video demonstrates, it is not difficult to twist out of the position. Even if physical restraint and control can be achieved by a single officer, locking on handcuffs may not be possible without assistance from multiple police.

Cops fail to control man who is passively resisting

These cops first attempt to control the man by grabbing the wrists, just as they have been trained to do. The suspect passively resists, denying control. The cop then moves to the schoolyard headlock which is similarly effective. OC spray is then used which also apparently does not work. A second man begins to intervene. Video ends with no resolution.

6 police struggle to take down 1 man

The first officer to make physical contact attempts an armbar takedown which serves to spin the man around while remaining on his feet. Other police swarm and start grabbing at his arms and wrists. The police pull the man in all directions at the same time, which prevents escape but does not help to take him down.

One officer makes a half-hearted attempt at controlling the legs, but lets go. The man eventually is forced to lean forward, and in combination with tripping over the feet of one officer while being pulled forward in a headlock by another, he falls to the ground.

Officer knocked out while attempting to restrain main

Police make the mistake of attempting to handcuff before gaining control of this suspect. As they pin him against a wall while standing, they start grabbing for wrist locks and/or arm control while releasing any kind of control of the man’s body and posture they had gained. He twists and strips his arms free, then knocks out the male police officer with a punch.

4 police fail to control 1 man

A bystander initially approaches the man from behind while he is focused on the police, grabs him around the waist and effectively takes him to the ground. Police move in, then escort the bystander away and attempt to control the man with arm/wrist holds. When they fail at this and the man struggles free, they deploy their batons and strike him several times to little effect. The man eventually is able to walk away and the police follow behind by the end of the video.

Bystanders assist arrest with effective control

A police officer struggles to arrest a man by wrist control alone. Two bystanders intervene and clinch with the man around the upper body. One of the former bystanders transitions to control the legs, and together execute a very effective takedown and control of the man. Throughout the takedown, the police officer continues to attempt some kind of wrist/arm control.