At 5:44 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2022, Prince Albert Police Service received a complaint of a family dispute at a residence in the 200 Block of 23rd Street West. One person was transported to police cells.
Just before 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2022, police responded back to the same residence for a report of a homicide involving a child. Upon arrival, police located a deceased 13-month-old boy.
Another person at the residence was arrested and has now been charged with second degree murder. Kaij Brass, who is the father of the deceased, appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court Friday morning. [Information 991187644]
An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday and police continue to investigate. The public can expect to see a police presence at the residence for the remainder of the day Friday.
Following an administrative review into the initial response to the residence at 5:44 a.m. Thursday morning, an investigation was ordered by Prince Albert Police Chief Jonathan Bergen under the S. 54.1 of the Police Act 1990. The Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission has been notified and is investigating.
The death of a child is a tragedy that leaves family and loved ones devastated. As an organization, there is nothing we can say to lessen the grief and torment at this shocking loss of a deeply loved child from our community.
We do understand and expect there will be questions going forward, and while we cannot comment on the specifics of the investigation now underway, we trust and support an independent review of the police response in this file by the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission and remain committed to transparency and accountability.