West Yellowstone police chief fired
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. - The West Yellowstone town council has fired its police chief after a state investigation found he selectively enforced the law, violated court orders and in some cases either did not know or chose not to follow the law. Mayor Brad Schmier says council members on Monday confirmed a recommendation from the town's operations manager to end Chief Gordon Berger's employment immediately. The town now has two active police officers. Berger had been West Yellowstone's police chief since 2006 and had been with the department for 28 years.
The Gallatin County sheriff began looking into the department last fall after the National Park Service suspended its mutual aid agreement with West Yellowstone police, citing a lack of training and safety concerns.