The Rap Sheet on Restraints

Category: Press Article

Publication: BCPA Paralegal Press, Winter 2022, Vol. 52, Issue 3.

Authors: Olivia Hetland, Theodore E. Milner, Geoffrey T. Desmoulin.

Summary: Handcuffs and other restraints are used to ensure the safety of the detained, ensure the safety of the officer, and provide control over the detained. Handcuffing that causes injury is gaining awareness in the media and – in some cases – has resulted in significant lawsuits. Consider the news article headline below: a man suffered nerve damage as a result of officers refusing to loosen handcuffs. Cases like these are becoming more prevalent in the media.