BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Carbon County town of Red Lodge’s chief of police is stepping down from his position amid tension between the city and the county.
The Billings Gazette reports Red Lodge Mayor Ed Williams announced Wednesday that Police Chief Steve Hibler had reached a mutual agreement with the city to end his employment June 30.
His resignation will come months after Red Lodge police carried out a search warrant in Bearcreek that raised concerns about jurisdiction and communication among law enforcement departments. Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan had claimed his office wasn’t informed of the search before it happened.
Hibler, who joined the police department in 2014, says in a statement he’s confident he’s made a positive impact on Red Lodge.
City officials haven’t yet selected an interim chief of police.
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