May 13 11AM
An RCMP officer accused of first-degree murder of a 26-year-old man will appear again in court later this month.
Cpl. Bernie Herman was charged after Prince Albert Police discovered the body of Braden Herman, Tuesday evening in a wooded area of the city.
Herman will appear before the court again May 26.
Police say both people knew each other with officer Herman serving with the Prince Albert Traffic Services Unit.
Braden and Bernie Herman are from the Clearwater River Dene Nation, but are not related.
UPDATE -Prince Albert police say they have charged 52-year-old RCMP officer Bernie Herman with first-degree murder in the death of Braden Herman.
Police say Bernie Herman is a 32-year member of the RCMP and victim and suspect are known but not related to each other.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Saskatoon.
In addition to investigating the wooded area where the body was found, police say they have also secured a vehicle and residence in the 3300 block of Dent Crescent.
Few details are being released after Prince Albert police arrested a local RCMP officer in relation to the death of a 26-year-old man Tuesday night.
Police say they found the body of the man in a wooded area within the city early Tuesday evening.
According to multiple social media posts and other media reports, the victim was Braden Herman of the Clearwater River Dene Nation.
Officers say the victim and officer were known to each other and the death is being investigated as a homicide.
The arrested officer was not on duty at the time of the incident.
Prince Albert police have requested the appointment of an independent observer to oversee the investigation.
The Prince Albert Police Service and its Criminal Investigation Division are leading the investigation.
No other details have been released.
(PHOTO: Braden Herman. Photo courtesy Braden Herman Facebook page.)