Warning: This article and a video included below contains descriptions of sexual assault, which may be difficult for some people. If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault, call the Assaulted Women's Helpline at 1(866)863-0511 or find them online here.\nSince May 15, 2019, the entire nation has been reacting to a Kelowna RCMP sexual assault interrogation video where an officer inappropriately questioned a young Indigenous female who had been sexually assaulted.\nA 48-second clip of the almost two-hour long interrogation was posted online for the world to see. Since then, fellow Canadians, including politicians, have been coming forward to express their necessary, emotional, and thought-provoking reactions to the video as well as the Canadian police system.\nThe video, which was originally published by APTN National News, shows a Kelowna RCMP officer interrogating an Indigenous youth who had said she was the victim of a sexual assault while in foster care in British Columbia.\nIn the video, the RCMP officer is heard asking the female, who has not been identified, a series of what seems to be inappropriate questions – such as asking if the female was turned on, if she said no or made any effort to stop it, and if she was responsive to her attacker's sexual advances.\nWarning: This video contains content that is graphic in nature - Police tape obtained by APTN News of an RCMP member interrogating a young Indigenous teenager after she reported a sexual assault while in foster care. https://t.co/OnTV5dmMBn pic.twitter.com/dLHTKPO9zY— APTN National News (@APTNNews) May 14, 2019\nDue to the widespread public outcry, MPs in the House of Commons met the same day the video was released to openly discuss what they saw.\nAccording to CTV, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, was the first to express disdain towards what she was seeing. On her way out of the building, she allegedly told reporters and CTV staff that it was “totally inappropriate.” She also stated that she didn’t know “where people get that kind of right to re-victimize somebody, it's disgusting.”\nDuring the meeting, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asked Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale what steps would be taken to ensure that this behaviour never happened again.\nI was shocked and horrified when I heard the recording of an RCMP officer questioning a young female indigenous sexual assault victim. She came forward with her story and was met with this insensitive and appalling line of questioning and it must never happen again. pic.twitter.com/rDfNQxBj0U— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) May 16, 2019\nScheer also stated that he was speaking on behalf of all MPs when he said he was shocked and horrified by the video. He said that this type of questioning is appalling and insensitive to a victim that is coming forward.\nMPs and politicians didn’t keep this manner behind the closed doors of the House of Commons. Many politicians and public figures took their disdain to social media to demonstrate the severity of the issue.\nBC NDP MP Nathan Cullen tweeted out that he did not understand how this could happen.\nI don’t understand how this happens. A male officer asking a young Indigenous woman reporting sexual assault “were you turned on?” This should be investigated and this officer reprimanded at the very, very least. My god. https://t.co/OwS0T3q9Ob— Nathan Cullen (@nathancullen) May 15, 2019\nPublic figures are also speaking up. Patricia Arquette, actress and equality advocate, saw the video and publicly called out the RCMP unit to fire the officer and re-train police.\nThis creepy perv should never be asking a sexual assault victim anything like this. He needs to be fired and your police trained.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) May 14, 2019\nPeople in the comment section of the original video are also tagging public figures, police officers, and RCMP units to ensure that they also see this video.\n@rcmpgrcpolice this is disgusting— Jenn (@Jennife70446280) May 15, 2019\nLet's loop in @RalphGoodale as well.— C. Mike Hunt (@CMikeHunt) May 15, 2019\nThe general consensus among the commenters is that this behaviour at the hands of the RCMP officer is beyond acceptable. Many people are calling for the cop to be identified and fired as a result.\nAbsolute disgrace. I believe her that she was raped. This guy needs to be fired immediately. No wonder we don’t get convictions. Zero compassion or empathy for this poor girl. None.— Theo Fleury (@TheoFleury14) May 15, 2019\nDisgusting. If he isn’t fired, think about the message that sends to all young women.— Hilary Agro 🍄 (@hilaryagro) May 15, 2019\nThis child is being sexually abused by this police officer #acab— Christy (@bugpanties) May 15, 2019\nSome people are also commenting about the victim, stating that they cannot believe that she had to endure this. While the victim remained anonymous, it seems as though she has growing support around her through sentimental commentators.\nThe woman being interviewed shows such courage, and the man interviewing is absolutely disgusting.— Elaine Bright (@brightelaine1) May 15, 2019\nOthers are concerned and aware that things like this happen way too often – which can lead to victims of sexual assault not coming forward.\nI'm not surprised by this. I'm disgusted and furious but not surprised.— JamiOh (@Mitosucks) May 14, 2019\nThis is why women don’t come forward... https://t.co/mdSOs8t4DU— Nic Farrell (@flirtynic) May 16, 2019\nIs there any wonder why Indigenous youth, especially girls and women, have trouble seeing cops as anything but antagonistic? Call it for what it is, systematic racism.— david babcock (@davidbabcock2) May 14, 2019\nThe video, which was taken in 2012, was released to the public recently due to a current lawsuit that is underway. The lawsuit is allegedly against the Ministry of Child and Family Development as well as the social worker and supervisor who were responsible for the victim's wellbeing while in foster care.\nAccording to APTN, no charges were laid against the alleged perpetrator of the assault. APTN has reported that court documents show the social workers and the teen’s foster family accused the youth of “falsifying the incident for an excuse for using drugs.”\nThis is so inappropriate , sickening , that poor woman , asked how was rape different compared to her other consensual experiences. #TimesUp— Patient Safety Suffragette (@pttopt) May 14, 2019\nNarcity has reached out to the BC RCMP as well as the Kelowna RCMP for a comment.