“Every time an officer places handcuffs on an individual they have to take into account the person’s age, physical state, demeanour and actions. They have to be able to account for the decision to apply handcuffs. If an individual is calm and compliant on arrest they would not be handcuffed, but where they assault an officer, handcuffs will be applied until the person is compliant or at the police station where they will be removed.
I hope that this has reassured you that an arrest is not taken lightly and then a separate assessment is made around the requirement for handcuffs is made.”
She was a threat to public order she was! The email was a response to a reader inquiry