07/26/2007

Suspect flees while 2 Ark. officers hold on to his car

Editor's Note — "We have a lot of incidents in and around vehicles," said Chuck Soltys, a special agent and tactical survival trainer for the DEA in Chicago. "Vehicles in motion carry the most inherent risk because the vehicle itself can be used as a weapon, as well as a means of escape, and efforts to get the suspect stopped present unusual dangers to the agents involved and to the public that happens to be in the vicinity."

Read Chuck Remsberg's article on "in-line active vehicle containment," one of several containment variations developed by DEA trainers in an effort to make potentially volatile arrests of mobile offenders safer.
 
Turning chaos into control when stopping mobile suspects

By Jacob Quinn Sanders
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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