Mountie charged with first-degree murder in Saskatchewan

Cop charged with murder

A Saskatchewan Mountie has been charged with first-degree murder.

The Prince Albert Police Service says Bernie Herman, a 32-year member of the RCMP, is to appear in court on the charge tomorrow.

The 53-year-old is accused of killing 26-year-old Braden Herman while off duty.

Police say the two men knew each other but are not related.

They say officers were called to a wooded area in the city last night after receiving a report that a man's body had been discovered.

The service's criminal investigations division is leading the investigation, but city police have requested the appointment of an independent observer to oversee the case.

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