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H-CUFF® (Hands-On Control Using Functional Force)
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Handcuff Removal

b) Key Points

Maintain good tactical positioning when removing handcuffs to prevent assaults.

Be sure not to remove the first handcuff from the controlled arm so that it cannot be used against you in a swinging fashion (always close it after proper removal).

Although not absolutely necessary, consider maintaining a wristlock when removing the second handcuff.

PRO TIP: An assault, when handcuffs are removed, is more likely to occur in a custodial setting than on the street because the arrestee knows that he is not going to be released; therefore, he may be more inclined to exact revenge or otherwise unleash his anger onto you or a jail guard.