New study: Perils and protections in dealing with excited delirium
A new study headed by an Advanced Force Science specialist finds that an officer who confronts a subject in the throes of excited delirium stands nearly a 90 percent chance of ending up on the ground in a struggle with potentially serious consequences. The more symptoms of excited delirium a subject exhibits the greater his likelihood of being violent, researchers report. And more than 40 percent of afflicted subjects are armed, generally with "weapons of opportunity" such as hammers, shovels, metal bars, pieces of wood and shards of glass.
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