BOZEMAN, Mont. - A state investigation found West Yellowstone Police Chief Gordon Berger selectively enforced the law, violated court orders and in some cases either did not know or chose not to follow the law.
The full report by Montana's Division of Criminal Investigation remains confidential, but a Gallatin County judge allowed West Yellowstone town attorney Jane Mersen to release a summary.
Mersen's summary says the state found Berger at least twice helped people get Montana vehicle titles for vehicles reported stolen in Idaho.
The state also found "substantial" evidence Berger did not follow laws on the sale of city property and abandoned vehicles and that he failed to arrest a felon found in possession of a firearm and did not seize the weapon. The felon was later arrested in Idaho.
Berger has declined comment.
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