Minnesota students can’t be held in a prone position or subjected to “comprehensive restraint on the head, neck and across most of the torso” under a new state law — and law enforcement officials are questioning whether it will prevent them from doing their job.
Jeff Potts, executive director of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz and other state leaders this week outlining concerns that banning the maneuvers rob school resources officers (SROs) of tools to break up fights in school hallways.
“Prohibiting the most basic measure of safely restraining and controlling the aggressor in a fight severely impacts the SRO’s ability to intervene, stop the altercation, and protect everyone’s safety,” Potts wrote…
Full story: Minnesota banned some physical holds on students. Now school resource officers have questions.