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POLICE want the power to order dangerous suspects to be injected with a sedative.
They claim this would help them deal with people suffering from Excited Delirium Syndrome, a condition said to give victims very high levels of strength and aggression.
Allowing paramedics to sedate such people could reduce deaths in custody, the Police Federation believes.
Only doctors or other medics can currently decide who is given drugs and officers cannot restrain anyone while a sedative is administered.
Each year, a small number of people die suddenly while being restrained. Most of these deaths are associated with individuals who were restrained while being taken into custody during a violent police encounter. Other sudden restraint deaths involve people in detention or residential treatment programs who were restrained during violent encounters while also under the influence of psychiatric medications.
There is a great deal of confusion about the cause and circumstances surrounding restraint-related sudden deaths. What is known is that there is a higher rate of sudden death during restraint encounters. Medical authorities typically have had extreme difficulty in identifying the cause of death by autopsy alone.
Originally posted by andy1033
This is so rubbish, they make up who is dangerous. Like in america, how police murder people and say they where doing something. Its the same in this country, the police can destroy your life and say your dangerous, and your teh most passive man on earth.
they have been trying to destroy my life for 18 years. They pretended i was violent, but i have not hit anyone for 22 years, since i was 13.
Get it guys the police make it all up, so they just target people and make it all up. The society do not care as long as its not them.
Criminal and civil cases often cite “positional asphyxia” as the cause of death in such instances, blaming the rough treatment individuals may have received during restraint.
The authors of Excited Delirium Syndrome: Cause of Death and Prevention, however, propose a different explanation. In this groundbreaking book, they cite the reason being a condition called Excited Delirium Syndrome, in which the normal physiological changes produced by violent activity culminate in sudden cardiac death, often in conjunction with the effects of a drug.
After introducing the topic, the book recounts the condition's history and examines traditional explanations as to why such deaths occur, and then counter as to why they are not justifiable. In addition, it illustrates the effects that stressors, legal medication, and drugs of abuse have on the cardiovascular system.