Here’s a good rule of thumb: Don’t hit a police officer. Ever. Don’t hit him or her for any reason, no matter how justified you may feel you are, even if you’re a relatively petite member of the fairer sex. Cops on duty are targets, and they know it. Police have been trained to be hyper-aware of their personal safety because the reality is that there are people who despise them and would like nothing better than to commit violence against them. And while this isn’t a new phenomenon, the constant vilification of cops over the past two years has just made things worse.
Should the suspect decline mediation, physical restraint may be appropriate. However, physical restraint shall only be employed under the direct supervision of a medical professional. Upon determination that physical restraint is called for, the police shall “call time out,” and request a backup doctor be dispatched. They may proceed with restraint only after receiving the doctor’s written authorization.
Don’t behave in a way that brings the cops down on you. If you do, it’s your own fault. No cop has any license to rough you up or kill you, but know that the rest of America sees unruly behavior as the primary cause of black issues with police.