The RCMP’s special class on de-escalating situations


The RCMP training academy has a special class aimed at teaching officers how to de-escalate situations. The simulated scenarios work on training officers how to de-escalate and when to use less deadly force. CBC News participated in a course and discovered in a confrontation, there are just milliseconds separating the moment a non-fatal option like pepper spray will work and the moment fatal force is the only option.

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