Politicians condemn RCMP questioning of teen who reported sex assault
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.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett calls the interrogation ``disgusting,'' while Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale calls the interrogation techniques shown in the video ``abhorrent'' and ``profoundly outdated, offensive and wrong.''
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he was ``shocked and horrified'' by the video, broadcast by APTN News.
The video, shot in 2012, shows a Kelowna Mountie interviewing the Indigenous girl for two hours.
The officer asked if she was -- quote -- ``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.
The girl was in the care of the B-C child-welfare system at the time of the alleged assault, and the video was released as part of a civil suit against the province's Ministry of Child and Family Development.