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Polson police chief, officer to do ethics training

POLSON (AP) — The board that sets employment and training standards for law enforcement officers is requiring the Polson police chief and one of his officers to attend ethics training.

The Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council set the conditions that allow Police Chief Wade Nash and officer Cory Anderson to keep their certifications, the Missoulian ( ) reported Wednesday.

The council investigated Nash over allegations he intimidated a witness in a 2010 Fish, Wildlife and Parks investigation into whether Lake County law enforcement officers were involved in poaching. Nash also must attend training in evidence procedures after he reportedly illegally accepted a shotgun for running a sale of weapons seized as evidence.

Anderson also must undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and comply with any recommendations after an investigation into incidents involving alcohol, including a car crash, domestic abuse and being kicked out of a bar for being intoxicated.

Nash referred phone calls to his attorney, Ted Chester, who declined to comment Wednesday. A phone message left by The Associated Press with the police department seeking comment from Anderson was not returned.


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