Posts By: Myers Reece

‘Misguided Brotherhood’

According to a lengthy multi-agency investigation into allegedly pervasive illegal and unethical activities by Lake County law enforcement officers, the sheriff’s office is accused of fostering a “culture of corruption” that encourages the motto: “You can’t break the law, if you are the law.” State investigation documents obtained by the Beacon detail an array of […]

By Myers Reece

Battle Over Chopper Safety Hindered Firefighting

Firefighting operations in Montana during the 2006 and 2007 fire seasons were seriously disrupted by several helicopter safety incidents – including a “life-threatening” one involving the state’s chief pilot – and a bitter conflict among state fire managers over whether and how to address them, according to internal government documents obtained by the Beacon. The […]

By Myers Reece

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