CQB Drive Stun Technique

The call was dispatched as “a pregnant woman who had…

The call was dispatched as “a pregnant woman who had been punched in the stomach.” Along with a patrol sergeant and prisoner transport van, paramedics were sent to the scene as well. Both the male and female involved in this incident were drunk. The house was decorated in what may be called “mass clutter” with little maneuver room for the officers. The bedroom where three EMS personnel tended to the drunken/assaulted victim was even worse. Sgt. Doe related to me that the max space inside the bedroom doorway area was 4 feet by 5 feet. With the medics treating the victim, the responding sergeant and patrolman focused on the male half and quickly made the decision to affect an arrest. The suspect was ordered into a handcuffing position (fingers interlaced behind his head) facing away from the officers.
As the patrolman moved in to gain control and then handcuff, the suspect resisted. The wrestling match escalated into a struggle as the suspect attempted to pull his arms away from the officers who were trying to handcuff him. As the suspect pulled his left hand free, he swung his elbow backwards hitting the patrolman above his left eye, lacerating the eyebrow. Both officers pressed the suspect up against the wall to help control him but in the cramped quarters they were jockeying for position, trying to not trip and fall. They were unable to strike effectively.

Taser Deployed
As is often the case in real-world incidents, the confines were tight and the officers were concerned about the nearby female victim as well as the medics. With the patrolman now injured, bleeding and experiencing blurred vision due to the blood in his eye, the sergeant drew his X26 Taser and fired the cartridge at close-to-contact range. Both probes hit the suspect in the chest area but at such close confines, their minimal spread was not conducive to the Taser’s usual effectiveness.

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  • I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THE PUBLIC IS AGAINST EVERYTHING THE POLICE DO TO TO TRY TO MAKE THEIR JOB LESS DANGEROUS FOR THEM, THE BAD GUYS, AND THE PUBLIC. TASERS ARE ONE OF THE BEST OPTIONS POLICE HAVE ON THEIR BELTS IN TODAYS WORLD OF “FIGHTING” CRIME. TASERS ARE LESS LETHAL THAN FIREARMS, BUT MORE THAN PISSY SPRAYS, AND LESS THAN BEATING THE HELL OUT OF SOMEONE WITH A BATON. WITH SPRAYS, YOU’LL SPEND HOUR WASHING OUT THEIR EYES. AND WITH A BATON, YOU’LL SPEND HOURS IN THE HOSPITAL WAITING FOR THE ER TO PATCH THEM UP. NOT TO MENTION THE POSSIBILITY OF ENDLESS LAWSUITS ON, GET THIS, “LAWWWSUITS”!!! WHEN AFTER ONLY FIVE SECONDS OF TEMPORARY SHOCK WAVES, WHICH BY THE WAY, SHUT DOWN THE MUSCLE RECEPTORS, FOR EACH TIME THEY HAVE TO BE SHOCKED, UNTIL THEY COMPLY, JUST TO HAVE TWO SMALL TONGS REMOVED ON THE SCENE AND PUT ON BANDAIDES; WHICH DOESN’T TAKE BUT MAYBE ONCE OR TWICE, AND THEN THEY STRAIGHTEN THEIR ASSES UP, UNLESS THEY ARE SOOO MESSED UP ON DOPE, AND THEN IT STILL MIGHT NOT WORK ON THEM. SO, FOR YOU FOLKS WHO HAVE NO EARTHLY IDEA WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE TO FIGHT SOMEONE WHO’S SO EXTREMELY!! UNCOOPERATIVE, STRUNG OUT ON DOPE (AND EXTREMELY STRONG WHEN THEY ARE!), OR HAD TO DEFEND YOUR LIFE, OR EVEN MORE SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE; GOD HELP US; DON’T JUMP TO CRITICIZE A TOOL THAT HAS REDUCED THE NUMBER OF OFFICER, AND SUSPECT INJURIES DRASTICALLY. NOTONLY THAT, BUT THE NUMBER OF CASES IN WHICH AN OFFICER MIGHT HAVE TO ACTUALLY “KILL” SOMEONE; BUT THAT WOULD BE OKAY, RIGHT? ha, ha!

  • Mr.T

    Drivestun is just another word for electrical torture; this is actually when you don’t remove the gun when the human is stopped. Its exactly why Amnesty International frowns upon use of stun guns, others still, say it takes away the freedom to negotiate as you don’t need to talk when you can just nock the other person down. We would actually be better off with guns!

    Nowadays police officers are being trained and equipped to be soldiers and follow orders and this completely detracts from catching rapists.

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