The city of Colstrip fired its police chief after a female employee complained he invited her to view pornography on a city computer.
Mayor Rose Hanser announced the firing of Larry Reinlasoder at a city council meeting on Tuesday.
Hanser and City Attorney Gary Ryder told Th Associated Press that Reinlasoder's employment was terminated for several reasons, including making large purchases without council approval and using the city's Internet connection to transmit pornographic materials.
Reinlasoder's attorney, Bill D'Alton of Billings, said earlier Tuesday that neither he nor Reinlasoder would comment on the termination.
Reinlasoder worked for the Billings Police Department for 20 years before retiring in 2001, a day before he was to be fired for using city resources to benefit his private business.