Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Mayor commends law enforcement for "gotcha" exercise response

Calling it the “great post office stand-off,” Mayor Paul Brooks commended the Crook County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday for its handling of the “gotcha” exercise in which two men came to town claiming to be “First Amendment auditors.”

“I’m very pleased with the outcome,” said the mayor. “I think you guys did a great job.”

The aim of the exercise, which saw a father-and-son duo attempt to gain the attention of law enforcement outside the Sundance Post Office, appeared to be to “prove” that local law enforcement goes beyond its remit and encroaches upon citizens’...