Posted at: 02/05/2013 4:07 PM
Updated at: 02/05/2013 5:25 PM
By: Cassie Hart
Pike Bay Police Chief Investigated for Alleged Facebook Rant
A northern Minnesota police chief is under investigation for comments he allegedly made through social media.
The investigation stems from comments Pike Bay Police Chief Zeb Hemsworth reportedly made on Facebook toward a pro-choice woman on February 1st. Hemsworth was engaging in a conversation with a woman through the social media site about gun rights and abortion.
The woman, named Poison Ivy, commented on the Facebook thread, "Women have the right to chose what guns we want just like a man and we also have the right to choose if we want/need an abortion via Roe vs Wade. I assume that was the double meaning to this post."
Hemsworth is accused of calling the woman a "piece of shit scum sucking baby killing bitch" and a "filthy swanky slut."
Hemsworth tells KSTP.com he is under internal investigation by the Pike Bay Township Board.
He said he could not deny or confirm he made the posts on Facebook.
"I was ordered not to comment on the allegations until the investigation was complete," said Hemsworth.
A closed meeting has been called tonight to address the allegations, according to Township Clerk Matt Erickson.
Pike Bay is located near Cass Lake.