This is NOT One of Those Cases: Thoughts on the Death of George Floyd

**These thoughts were originally posted on my personal Facebook profile on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and were later published by LawOfficer.com and quoted in an article by the Daily Dot. The post was shared more than 23,000 times.** One of the first principles we were taught 13 years ago in the police academy about subduing and handcuffing subjects had to do with “positional asphyxia.” The subject can die if their breathing is restricted by the position we place them - like handcuffed on their stomach especially with weight on their neck or back. Get the subject in cuffs and off of their stomach as soon as possible. Roll them to their side, sit them up, stand them up, but don’t leave them on

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