I was a sergeant in a major metropolitan police academy where I instructed hundreds of police recruits on police policy and use of force. I was a police Lieutenant with the sole purpose of authoring a promotional examination for sergeants testing for the rank of Lieutenant. In this position, I conducted an empirical review of my department’s procedural and legal guidelines and constructed a written examination for promotion for qualified candidates. As a Lieutenant in the internal affairs department, I managed a team of police officers, detectives, and sergeants to investigate legal and procedural acts of misconduct committed by members of the department. During my 20 year tenure I performed multiple duties as a police officer, detective, sergeant and Lieutenant. I have a doctorate degree that concentrates on violence and I have an MPA that focuses on management in Public Administration. I’m currently a criminal justice professor with over 10 years of teaching experience on both a graduate and undergraduate level. Best practices consist of officers using the minimum amount of force necessary. As per the narrative connected with this case, it appears that the civilian held his arms in a position of submission. Since the civilian was holding his arms in a position of submission the officer should have resources to proper handcuffing techniques to take him into custody.