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Politicians condemn RCMP questioning of Indigenous girl who reported sex assault

News Summed Up 2019-05-15 05:30:00

OTTAWA—Federal politicians are condemning a video of an RCMP officer conducting an “abhorrent” interrogation of an Indigenous teen who reported she’d been sexually assaulted. The video, shot in 2012, shows a Kelowna RCMP officer interviewing the Indigenous girl for two hours, including asking if she was “turned on ... even a little bit” during the alleged assault and questioning how hard she resisted her attacker, against whom no charges were ever laid. And Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he was “shocked and horrified” by the video, broadcast Tuesday by APTN News. “The RCMP and all police forces must work continuously to conduct themselves appropriately. No survivor of sexual assault should ever fear that his or her case will not be taken seriously or that he or she will be revictimized in the process.”


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