Video Shows Alberta First Nations Chief Punched, Tackled During RCMP Arrest

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OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a new video showing the violent arrest of a prominent chief of a northern Alberta First Nation is “shocking” and he is calling for an independent, transparent investigation to get to the bottom of what happened. Trudeau says he and all Canadians want answers. “I think everyone who has seen this video has serious questions about what exactly happened, about how it happened this way and about the use of force that we saw,” Trudeau said of the video. The RCMP dash-camera video was released publicly as part of a court application to get criminal charges against Chief Allan Adam stayed.