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Thunder Bay OPP officer charged following Facebook messages to political candidate

THUNDER BAY -- A member of the Thunder Bay detachment of the OPP is facing a pair of charges under the Police Act. The charges follow a series of incidents that occurred in May. Const.
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THUNDER BAY -- A member of the Thunder Bay detachment of the OPP is facing a pair of charges under the Police Act.

The charges follow a series of incidents that occurred in May.

Const. Chris Bannon, 46, is charged with discreditable conduct and insubordination. 

He's accused of using profane, abusive or insulting language in a Facebook message to a candidate running in the June provincial election. 

He's also accused of being disrespectful to an officer with the OPP's Professional Standards Bureau. 

Bannon is currently on paid leave, as he awaits his Police Act hearing. 

His next appearance is scheduled for Jan 7.

(TBT News)