Home  >  Topics  >  Officer Safety  > 

Suspect bathroom breaks

Print Submit a Tip Comment Register Bookmark RSS What's This

October 19, 2005

Suspect bathroom breaks

Submitted by:
Chris Martin
McArthur (OH) Police

When taking a subject to the bathroom, handcuff their dominant "strong" hand behind them to their belt or belt loop and uncuff the non-dominant "weak" hand. This may help prevent evidence from being easily retrieved and thrown down the toilet.

This was a lesson that I learned just this week when a suspect, thanks to the free use of his dominant hand, retrieved and flushed contraband down the toilet very quickly before I was able to get to it in time. He had pushed me out of the way.

Be the first
to comment
PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.

PoliceOne Offers

Sponsored by

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample