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Questions Answered About Why Handcuffs Were Used On Zambrano-Montes

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It is normal police policy to use handcuffs after using force on a suspect. It is normal police policy to use handcuffs after using force on a suspect.

PASCO, WA- The Special Investigations Unit answered questions about why handcuffs were used on Antonio Zambrano-Montes after he was shot down Tuesday night in Pasco.

In the Pasco Police Department's Policy Manual, it described what force Pasco police are allowed to use.

They can use everything from verbal commands, pepper spray, tasers, and grabbing the suspect, to using weapons like flashlights or batons, and firearms.

The manual said police are to use the minimum force necessary according to the situation.  Handcuffing someone after is not force, but is considered a restraint.

SergeSergeantLattin spoke about using handcuffs in this latest shooting incident at Friday's media briefing.

"Our procedure would be to secure the person, maybe handcuffs and then render aid.  I don't know, that's part of what comes out in the investigation, what sort of aid was rendered," said Sgt. Lattin, Special Investigations Unit.

Once the suspect is under police control, they can use handcuffs on them to keep control and then give aid to the suspect if it is needed. 

The Special Investigations Unit is working right now to determine if all of those procedures were followed.
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