FSIN to help Kyla Frenchman and her family if they pursue legal action

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says they will support Kyla Frenchman and her family if they so chose to take legal action against the Prince Albert Police Service or seek a human rights case.

During the morning of February 10th, Prince Albert Police responded to the home with Kyla Frenchman begging for help for her and her baby, 13 month-old Tanner Brass. Officers assumed Kyla was intoxicated and took her into custody. A few hours later, it’s alleged the father Kaij Brass called police saying he killed his son. Police responded to the home and that’s where officers found Tanner Brass.

The FSIN and other Indigenous leaders have called for the firings of Prince Albert’s police chief Jonathan Bergen, the sergeant who was on duty and two officers who were involved in the investigation.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron says they have long been calling for full inclusion of First Nations peoples in within the justice system. “Where First Nations where have our own on reserve Tribal Police. Where we have full representation in all areas of the justice system from judges to the crown prosecutors, lawyers, legal aid.” Cameron also said the Public Complaints Commission’s independent investigation will fail since there are no First Nations inclusion. “Give it up, throw it away, throw it out the window, it’s going to fail.”

Kyla addressed the media Friday saying how it’s important to get justice for her baby and what happened to her isn’t right.

She also described her baby saying Tanner was a happy baby and loved getting up in the morning.

Kaij Brass, has been charged with second-degree murder. The two officers who responded to the domestic dispute on February 10th have been suspended from active duty pending the results of the independent investigation from the Public Complaints Commission.


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