Owen Sound officer facing more Police Services Act charges
An Owen Sound police officer is facing another 33 Police Services Act charges after a continuing investigation into his on-duty conduct.
In June 2014, Const. Brian Follis was charged wtih six counts of discreditable conduct, five counts of neglect of duty, two counts of deceit and one count each of insubordination and breach of confidence.
At that time, the eight-year veteran of the force was suspended from duty and he remains off-duty.
Those charges stemmed from an investigation by an external police service that began in November 2013 in connection with allegations Follis began a personal and sexual relationship with a victim in a crime investigation.
Information from that investigation prompted a secondary investigation, which has led to the additional 33 charges.
Follis has now additionally been charged with 28 counts insubordination, two counts of breach of confidence and one count each of discreditable conduct, neglect of duty and deceit.
The majority of the charges pertain to allegations that Follis accessed police records for purposes not related to his duties.
Follis appeared before a Police Services Act hearing tribunal Monday morning at the Owen Sound police station and the case was adjourned until Oct. 28.