Owen Sound: Police Officer Charged Under the Police Services Act.

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Constable Brian Follis of the Owen Sound Police, has been employed for eight (8) years and is facing several charges under the Police Services Act. In 2011, he received the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery.  On May 18, 2011, Constable Brian Follis was first to arrive on the scene of a fire in a three-story, commercial and residential building. Flames and smoke were visible from the upper floors of the building and a citizen, who had already rescued a baby from one apartment, informed him that two other people were still inside. Constable Follis rushed up an exterior metal stairway as burning embers began falling from above. A woman fleeing down the stairway told him her boyfriend was still inside. Constable Follis' first attempt to enter the apartment was prevented by heavy smoke and flames. On his second attempt he discovered an incoherent male lying at the top of the stairs. He dragged the man down the stairwell to a landing next to the exterior stairway where two women were standing helpless. Flame and burning debris now blocked the stairway making it impassable. Constable Follis alerted the fire department to the conditions and helped all three to a second storey breezeway where firefighters had raised a ladder. Only after assisting all others and was confident the building was clear did Constable Follis escape down the ladder. His quick intervention and perseverance avoided at least one fatality.
Constable Brian Follis of the Owen Sound Police, has been employed for eight (8) years and is facing several charges under the Police Services Act. In 2011, he received the Ontario Medal for Police Bravery.
On May 18, 2011, Constable Brian Follis was first to arrive on the scene of a fire in a three-story, commercial and residential building. Flames and smoke were visible from the upper floors of the building and a citizen, who had already rescued a baby from one apartment, informed him that two other people were still inside. Constable Follis rushed up an exterior metal stairway as burning embers began falling from above.
A woman fleeing down the stairway told him her boyfriend was still inside. Constable Follis’ first attempt to enter the apartment was prevented by heavy smoke and flames. On his second attempt he discovered an incoherent male lying at the top of the stairs. He dragged the man down the stairwell to a landing next to the exterior stairway where two women were standing helpless. Flame and burning debris now blocked the stairway making it impassable.
Constable Follis alerted the fire department to the conditions and helped all three to a second storey breezeway where firefighters had raised a ladder. Only after assisting all others and was confident the building was clear did Constable Follis escape down the ladder. His quick intervention and perseverance avoided at least one fatality.

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OWEN SOUND, Ont. – An Owen Sound police officer is facing numerous charges under the Police Services Act.

It’s alleged the officer, an eight-year veteran of the force, began a personal and sexual relationship with a victim in a crime investigation.

Chief Bill Sornberger says an investigation into the case by an unnamed external police service started last November in connection with alleged incidents between February and July of 2013.

Const. Brian Follis has been charged with 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.

Follis has been suspended from duty with pay.

Since the allegations are not of a criminal nature, the case will be heard by a hearing officer at the Owen Sound police station on July 3.

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