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WATCH: Swedish Cops on Vacation School NYPD Cops on How to Subdue People Without Hurting Them

It can definitely be done!

This week, four vacationing Swedish police officers, Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, Eric Jansberger and Erik Naslund, happened to be on a New York City subway train when a fight broke out among two apparently homeless men.

Despite the fact that the four officers were obviously not on duty and far out of their own jurisdiction, they intervened and nonviolently subdued both men, taking extreme care to not harm either of them. The officers repeatedly asked the men if they were injured, and told them everything would be okay and they needed to calm down.

Watch video of the incident filmed through a cell phone camera:

 

It seems the New York Police Department and other police officers around the nation could learn a thing or two from these Swedish police officers.

h/t: RawStory

 

Zaid Jilani is an AlterNet staff writer. Follow @zaidjilani on Twitter.

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