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Hello,The use of handcuffs by itself is not likely to be considered excessive force. Handcuffs are commonly used on people being detained/transported, so that the person cannot injure themselves, the officer, or others. Keep in mind an officer doesn't know how volatile you may be or what the situation is, so for safety purposes, they restrained you.Even bruising from handcuffs, since that is a common occurrence, is not generally considered excessive. But if you developed scars from them, carpel tunnel or other serious injury, that potentially could be excessive force.