As anticipated, KTVQ and The Billings Gazette have filed to intervene in a legal action by three police officers seeking to keep their names out of the news after being disciplined for their sexual encounters with a former BPD civilian employee on city property. The media organizations filed a motion on Wednesday to be heard in the case currently under consideration by District Court Judge Michael Moses.

The officers initiated the case on Monday before 3pm, the same day the city was set to release their identities and related investigatory documents. The planned release was in response to records requests from several media organizations about sexual encounters that the Billings Police Department confirmed last Wednesday, two of which took place in the basement of City Hall.

Billings Police released the name of the civilian employee involved in the encounters.