posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 03:57 PM
Im an LEO in Detroit, and we use the S&W cuffs shown, and yes...sadly it is 100% accurate. Ive been able to do it behind my back. The problem being is
the "universal" cuff keys which were designed to be of ease to law enforcement, but with internet, mail order, and being able to buy real cuffs just
about anywhere, this design is now obsolete. Thankfully, the people we detain are either to dumb to look these sort of things up, or ar too busy
"slangin" dope to go on the internet and educate themselves in any way. As for the plastic cuffs, we deploy those in large group custody scenarios,
ie the detroit fireworks mishap of 2007 when we arrested 30+ people with under 20 officers present. But you can use the seatbelt mechanisms, or just
about anything metal on the cage or in the prisoner cab in the cruiser to break the locking mechanism with minimal damage to Mr. Criminal, thankfully
the cage is more sturdy, and the cruiser doors are only opened by the officer on the outside, but the blood drawn from escaping the plastic cuffs, and
a riled up suspect creates a problem bigger than just him being unrestrained.
BTW the gents videos along with his others are all pretty good.
He goes by KipKay and has a youtube channel with alot of tutorials and nifty easy make gadgets. He also has a website listed on his channel.
some really sweet laser projects as well.
check it out.