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Outrage over police video

MPs have condemned video of a Kelowna RCMP officer's questioning of a young native girl.

The teen, who was reporting a sexual assault in 2012, was asked: "Were you turned on during this at all, even a little bit?"

The questioning drew outrage in Ottawa, Wednesday, CTV News reports.

The video came to light after it was released in relation to a civil lawsuit against the B.C. Ministry of Child and Family Development.

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett called it: "Totally inappropriate ... I don't know where people get that kind of right to re-victimize somebody, it's disgusting.”

The questioning goes on for more than two hours after the girl reported a sexual assault while in the care of MCFD.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said he was “shocked and horrified” by the video.

"Obviously, this line of questioning was appalling and insensitive to the young woman who was coming forward with her story," Scheer said.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said: "The apparent attitudes and techniques that were on display in 2012 are profoundly outdated, offensive, and wrong," to a standing ovation.

NDP MP Nathan Cullen called for an investigation and said the officer should be reprimanded. 

– with files from CTV News



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