Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:28 PM by Dax VanFossen - MTN News
POLSON - Police Chief Wade Nash and another police officer have agreed to undergo ethics training as part of a final decision reached by the Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council.
The council investigated Nash for allegedly tampering with and intimidating a witness in a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks poaching investigation in 2010 in which Lake County law enforcement officers had been implicated.
The chief also was accused of accepting a shotgun as a gift for running a sale of guns that had been seized as evidence, in violation of the law.
However, according to POST Compliance Officer Clayton Coker, charges were never officially filed against Chief Nash in this case.
"The council for the officers involved and the council for POST met and reached a stipulation agreement, which was brought to me for review and approval and was presented to the council. And then the council voted to accept the stipulation, approved it and then that's what the final outcome was for the cases."
Another officer, Cory Anderson, is accused of multiple incidents involving alcohol, including a car accident.
He's been ordered to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation.