...it appears the officers skipped 3 and 4, and considering it was a line of skinny college kids public opinion seems to be that perhaps 3 (or even 4) would have been a better step.
The LEO levels are:
1. Officer Presence
2. Verbal Commands
3. Soft Empty Hand Control (Which is About the Only Time Wrist Locks and Pressure Points have value)
4. Hard Empty Hand Control (Strikes to Non Vital Areas)
5. Less Lethal Tools (Tear Gas, Baton, Taser, etc)
6. Deadly Force (defined as anything that can kill OR DO SERIOUS INJURY; everything from the good old right cross to the jaw to the step over toe hold is Deadly Force, in a court of law)