The Saskatchewan Provincial Courthouse in Prince Albert, Sask., on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Cpl. Bernie Herman, a 32-year member of the RCMP, is accused of killing 26-year-old Braden Herman. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

Case of Saskatchewan Mountie charged with first-degree murder put over

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — The court case of a Saskatchewan Mountie accused of killing a 26-year-old man has been put over until later this month.

Cpl. Bernie Herman was charged with first-degree murder after police found a man’s body in a wooded area in Prince Albert.

The officer was serving with the Prince Albert Traffic Services Unit at the time of his arrest.

Police say the dead man, Braden Herman from Clearwater River Dene Nation, knew the officer but was not related to him.

The case is to go before the court again on May 26.

Outside the Prince Albert courthouse, Braden Herman’s half-brother said he took a taxi there so he could face the accused.

Brett Herman, saying the officer didn’t look at him, suggested that “says a lot about his character.”

The dead man’s sister, DeeDee Herman, has alleged that her brother had been harassed by the officer for the last two years — and that he was using his police powers to do so.

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