posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 04:45 AM
reply to post by Katharos62191
I used to do Loss Prevention and we all carried those cuffs. I actually bought a pair of black Peerless ones but I was technically not allowed to
carry anything other than those Smith and Wessons.
When I got arrested and cuffed I specifically asked the cop to loosen the cuffs up. Just said I knew it was protocol but I wasn't going to be any
trouble and felt anxious being restrained. Seriously. He loosened the cuffs for me. On the way to the station I realized I had a cuff key in my
back pocket (on the key ring). I told the cop and all he said was 'OK, listen, I'm gonna be real pissed if you take off the cuffs.' I did not.
We got to the station, most people would have gone to jail. After I was photographed the cop asked if I had a ride. I didn't. He drove me home.
Be polite to the police and they will be very polite to you.
If not murder the cop dropped the ball on the pat down. Again, it really depends on the situation. This guy wasn't some hardcore crazy so I think
they probably gave him a very basic pat down. He had a rather small pistol, and that could easily be hidden in the crotch or other naughty spots. A
cop that's trying to be nice because he doesn't see you as a threat or complete dirtbag isn't going to man handle the crotch. Did you catch my
drop the ball joke?
So cop thinks the guy is a light offender, arrests, pats down, puts him in the squad. Maybe without cuffs or really loose cuffs. Guy ditches the
gun. Cops realize there's a warrant, take him out of the car, cuff him proper, search proper (or not) and put him back in the car. Guy has the gun
sitting there. BOOM. I also think it plausible that the cops didn't secure the guy to protocol, put him in the car (and they were probably trying
to be nice here) and the guy shot himself. I really don't see a police officer being dumb enough to shoot a guy in the back of the car when he was
handcuffed. I know a lot of people make fun of cops and their intellect, but no.
I'm kinda drunk and really enjoying seeing myself type. I should stop.