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CS gas is not a chemical means of restraining a person

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7090.1353a (Published 03 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1353
  1. Peter J Gray, Ophthalmologista
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    Editor—Peter Trigwell's report about police officers' use of CS gas in an attempt to restrain a mentally ill person concerns me.1 This action was obviously premeditated because Trigwell was instructed to be prepared to move out of the way “so that we can spray him with the CS gas.” CS gas is not a restraining agent but a harassing one, …

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