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24 May, 5 tweets, 3 min read
SPECIAL REPORT: The US Dept. of Justice warned 25 years ago that people can die when police tie handcuffed wrists to bound ankles. Some police are still doing it.


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@MarshallProj The roughly 18,000 police departments in the US have different policies, procedures and training.

Most of the nation's largest police agencies tend to show awareness that the hogtie is dangerous, but not all ban it.
@MarshallProj .@NBCNews and @MarshallProj reviewed the policy manuals for departments in the 30 largest cities in the US.

22 have clear language prohibiting hogtying or attaching hands and feet behind a person's back.
@MarshallProj But in Charlotte, NC; Columbus, OH; Houston and Indianapolis, officers are allowed to restrain a person in this manner in certain circumstances or with certain provisions.
@MarshallProj Watch @gabegutierrez tonight on @NBCNightlyNews for more on this story.

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