Police struggle to arrest man using baton (pain compliance)

The police officer holding the leg of the suspect has been derided many times on the internet. And it does look somewhat comical the way he is dragged around by the suspect.

However, his actions are effective in preventing the suspect from escaping. It is the other officer who should then be taking advantage of this by clinching with the suspect to take him down. Instead, he attempts to use his baton to effect pain compliance which fails. He only continues to use the baton which makes them both look foolish.

This is yet another example of why police need at least fundamental grappling skills, and their training is often not up to the task.

Police restrain mentally ill man, use baton and OC spray without justification

Police in the state of Victoria, Australia use pain compliance to handcuff a mentally ill pensioner.

The police officers used a baton and OC spray to achieve pain compliance as they were unable to handcuff the man by physically controlling him, perhaps due to lack of skill and/or malicious intent. Once he is handcuffed, a garden hose is used to decontaminate the man of OC spray, and this action has been interpreted by the public simply as further means to humiliate the man. An officer pulling out his personal phone to film the event only makes it look worse.

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.