1.00.060     HOG-TYING OF PRISONERS

 

Officers will not Hog-tie prisoners for transportation in Department vehicles.  "Hog-tying” a prisoner during transport may cause the phenomenon of “Positional Asphyxia. Using such a restraint method may interrupt a prisoner’s normal breathing process and lead to serious injury or death.

 

Transport of Combative Prisoners

 

The legs/ankles of a combative prisoner may be secured with restraints and the cuffed prisoner then placed in the transporting vehicle in a sitting position.  Securing the legs together in this manner is not considered to be "hog-tying," in that there is no linking of the wrists and ankles at the lower back.