Handcuffs = Assault

handcuffsWith an increase on the highly questionable use of handcuffs on members of the public we feel it is time you should be completely clear on the legitimacy of the use of handcuffs by the police (or anyone for that matter).

EVERY use of handcuffs constitutes an assault. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Whether or not their deployment was ‘legal’ comes down to a review of the police officer’s OPINION regarding the circumstances of their deployment. Needless to say they are often WRONG. . .

For the avoidance of doubt: ‘ACPO Guidance On The Use Of Handcuffs’ S2.1.2 “every use of handcuffs is an assault & must be justified.”

Please see the original guidance here.

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