Canada

Saskatchewan RCMP officer arrested in death of man in wooded area

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — Police in northern Saskatchewan say they have taken an RCMP officer into custody in connection with a homicide.

Investigators with the Prince Albert Police Service were called last night to a wooded area within the city after receiving a report of a death.

They say the death of a 26-year-old man is being investigated as a homicide.

A member of the Prince Albert RCMP, who was not on duty at the time, was arrested.

Police say the Mountie and the victim are known to each other, but no other information has been released.

City police say they have requested the appointment of an independent observer to oversee the investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021.

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