Applied Force During Prone Restraint: Is Officer Weight a Factor?

@article{Kroll2019AppliedFD,
  title={Applied Force During Prone Restraint: Is Officer Weight a Factor?},
  author={Mark W. Kroll and Michael A. Brave and Scott R Kleist and Mollie B Ritter and Darrell L. Ross and Steven B. Karch},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={2019},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          1-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION It has been suggested that law enforcement officer (LEO) weight on the backs of prone subjects may cause asphyxia. METHODS Law enforcement officers used their agency-trained "local" single- and double-knee techniques, the "Wisconsin" 3-Point Ground Stabilization, and the Human Factor Research Group Inc single-knee tactical handcuffing techniques, and the weight force was measured. RESULTS Forty-one LEOs (36 men, 5 women) participated, aged 38.4 ± 8.3 years, and weighing 96.2… CONTINUE READING
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