A few weeks ago a suspect was arrested for Murder in Cleveland, Ohio. Officers transported him to the police station for an interrogation by detectives. Once at the police station he was led to a video recorded interrogation room where a uniformed officer was present to guard him. At one point someone off camera instructs the uniformed officer to remove the handcuffs from the suspect. The officer moves behind the suspect and begins to accomplish this task.
What happens next is one of the most horrific threats an officer can face – a motivated suspect grabbing for his handgun. Though seemingly implausible inside the police station, this act should stand as a strong reminder to officers that suspect control must remain a top priority even in areas considered relatively safe like the police station or Detention area.