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West Yellowstone Police Chief Under Investigation

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A state agency is investigating the chief of the West Yellowstone Police Department after criminal allegations were reported against him.

Gordon Berger has been with the department for over 20 years. John Barnes with the Montana Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation said the investigation began last month and this is the first time his division has investigated Chief Berger.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin said the investigation is handled by the state because it would be a conflict of interest if he conducted the investigation.

"I don't have the specific allegations. I had a person in the town of West Yellowstone make the request," said Gootkin.

At this point, we don't know the specifics behind the Department of Justice's investigation.

Barnes said his department previously investigated another West Yellowstone Police Officer.

ABC FOX MONTANA tried to get in contact with Chief Berger, but our phone calls were not returned.

Barnes said he hopes to have the investigation completed in the new few weeks.

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