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Handcuffing after shooting is standard police practice


Police trainer Kevin Kelleher described his first thought when he heard the circumstances of Jamar Clark’s death: “They handcuffed him after they shot him.”

That’s because it’s such a common practice.

It’s standard procedure for officers at law enforcement agencies across the country to handcuff a person after shooting them or using some other type of force such as Tasers. Those incapacitated or killed by use of force may lie that way for hours, unless the handcuffs are removed for medical treatment.


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