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New-patch_max50

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Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I have noticed something that I don't like over the past few months watching COPS.

Officer chasing perps on foot, catching them, and them Radioing over that the perp is in custody BEFORE cuffing that perp. The officers take a hand off the guy, sometimes their eyes, to radio over that a guy who is not in custody, Is in custody.

The perp is NOT in custody until he is cuffed.

He is still a major danger to you.

Please. Guys who do this. STOP. Cuff the perp 1st, so he does not kill you while you are telling everyone you got him.

M_ecdbc17245387b1b8aacef6197d23d4b_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

If one of my guys did something this stupid, I'd probably cuff both of them and release my guy only after he fully understood the meaning of IN CUSTODY.

New-patch_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I know it's insane. But watch a few episodes of COPS and you will see it a bunch of times.

M_ecdbc17245387b1b8aacef6197d23d4b_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I hope their supervisors are seeing what your seeing before they end up on the front page of this site, joining our brothers and sisters that have been taken away from us. I've never had a time during my career like recently where I've felt so much sorrow for our fallen.

New-patch_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Yeah. This has been a bad year for sure.

I would hope they do. I know they guys I work with and I sometimes find ourselves yelling at the TV when a guy does this on COPS.

Pm_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

Being an FTO that is a BIG time no no with me. And you are right I see it all the time. I am telling you COPS, no disrepesct to the officers, but are some of the best training videos on what not to do.

Remember_max50_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

cuff first... screw the radio

Thin_blu_line_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I fully agree, and I've noticed the same thing. They are not in custody until in handcuffs and fully under control!!!!

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I am not a police officer but i fully agree with what you are all saying. Someone can still escape even though you are pinning him to the ground or wrestle you for your gun. I wouldn't say the person is really in custody till he is sitting in the car because ive seen episodes of COPS where they have the person cuffed and they still run so they have to re-chase the person.

Egale_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I seen an episode where they had a female cuffed, in the car and she got out of the cuffs. In custody, aaaa wait not in custody.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

15 day rip

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

i used to hate it when you're struggling w/ a perp and the radio dispatcher is asking you a million questions. just get help over here then i'll advise you of the situation!!! ahh 10-6, central, some guy is trying to take my gun right now, i'll get back to you.

Dscn1049_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

The radio can be annoying, not to stand up for them but they are your life line... if you don't answer them they know something is wrong, and the more info they can get from you the better your back up can assist you.

New-patch_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I recently saw an episode where a street crime cop from philly chased some put and pulled a tec-9 from his waistband, then yelled at the guy, who was on the ground, and waited about 15 seconds, before cuffing the guy. The whole time, standing right over the guy (with his balls just above the perps feet) holding the gun.

He is luck the perp did not kick him in the nuts, take the gun back and shot him.

Mvc-020s_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

What is even scaryer is that they cuff'm then stuff'm with-out a search. VERY DANGEROUS.