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H-CUFF® (Hands-On Control Using Functional Force)
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b) Key Points

Merely repeating what identifiers are in the system in your arrest entries and reports can lead to confusion in future arrests.

Suspects can trade identities so be sure that you can positively ID him months or years later in court, even if a close relative is brought into court in his place.

Write a compelling use-of-force report that justifies the actions that you took (not noting details of his injuries details smacks of a cover up).

PRO TIP: Applying handcuffs is a use of force that requires justification; it is more than just policy now (objective reasonableness for doing so can include reducing a threat of violence, thwarting escape, or curtailing access to contraband).