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Use of Electronic Control Weapons Against Handcuffed or Restrained Persons [Parts 1 and 2]

Publication year: 2012
'After reviewing case law on various circumstances in which officers might have occasion to use ECWs (electronic control weapons) against handcuffed or restrained persons, Part 2 offers some recommendations to consider' (p. 102). Part 1 introduces the issue, use against persons no longer resisting, persons continuing to resist, and misinterpreted actions. Part 2 discusses corrections and confinement, confronting mentally disturbed persons, and recommendations.