10/17/2013 10:36 EDT | Updated 12/17/2013 05:12 EST

High-profile police shootings put focus on use-of-force training

Whether it's on a streetcar in downtown Toronto or outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., confrontations involving police are often high-profile, and can have deadly consequences.

CBC's Nick Purdon takes a closer look at how officers are trained to handle use of force and what happens in those critical moments before shots are fired.