Handcuffing policy

Daniel Elliott made this Freedom of Information request to North Yorkshire Police

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Dear North Yorkshire Police,

I understand that there is Home Office Approved Training for the application of handcuffs on suspects/detainees, however, there seems to be a lack of information regarding what type of suspect/detainee should have which of the approved application methods applied.

I have found information that rear handcuffing in the stack position should be applied to slimmer people and larger suspects should have either back to back (of hand) or if impractical, to have 2 sets of handcuffs connected together.

It is clear that some people are too large to have rear stack at all or are large enough not to be able to have rear stack without causing considerable pain, discomfort and injury, yet I have found evidence of some people who clearly shouldn't have been handcuffed in the rear stack position being handcuffed in the aforementioned position.

What is your force policy on handcuffing large people who struggle to or cannot practically position their hands/arms for a rear stack and what are officers taught in regards to handcuffing in the rear stack position?

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Elliott

Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

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Dear North Yorkshire Police,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of North Yorkshire Police's handling of my FOI request 'Handcuffing policy'.

I appreciate you may have a lot of requests but this is getting ridiculous.

please review my request and respond.

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Yours faithfully,

Daniel Elliott

Civil Disclosure, North Yorkshire Police

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McNairn, Amie, North Yorkshire Police

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(639.2019-20).

Please accept our apologies for the delay in your response.

 

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Saunders, Sarah, North Yorkshire Police

Good afternoon Mr Elliott

Thank you for your below email. Please accept our apologies if you have not received an acknowledgement of your request.

Please accept this email as acknowledgement of your request for an internal review into FOI 0639.2019-20. Your request will now be processed by the Civil Disclosure Unit.

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Sarah Saunders
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