Nick Lough & Katie Ussin
Wednesday, Sept 30th, 2009
BILLINGS – Confusion and secrecy about American Police Force has grown during the last few weeks.
“APF has been here for 10 months but it has never been stealth,” said APF spokesperson Becky Shay at a press conference on Saturday morning. The group announced its plans to fill the $27 million dollar detention facility and build a police training center next to the jail. While they gave details for the site, other questions went unanswered.
Where will the prisoners come from? What experience does APF have in prisoners and training police officers? Why was Two Rivers Authority Executive Director Greg Smith placed on administrative leave?
During the press conference APF also refused to release any information on its funding or organization “The decision is the name of the parent company will not be released,” said Shay.
When questioned about the decision to show up in Hardin last week in vehicles with “Hardin Police” templates, members were brief in their explanation. “They are to show are intentions are good,” said APF leader Captain Michael Hilton. “Why not put an APF logo on it,” said Shay. “You know we’re getting there.” All of the decals were removed from the vehicles two days later.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 4:43 am