Billings Police Department

BPD Tech Charged
Q2 reports that the technician fired by the Billings Police Department for stealing drugs from evidence in February was charged Tuesday in Yellowstone County Justice Court with tampering with public records or information. 38-year-old Rawlyn Strizich admitted to stealing close to 1,000 pills collect…
Standoff Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
The man accused of shooting at two probation and parole officers before engaging Billings police in a standoff downtown earlier this month pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday at his arraignment.
60-year-old Michael Jeffrey Anderson was arraigned in Yellowstone County District Court Monday on two…
Amber Alert Canceled
The Gazette reports an amber alert issued early Monday was quickly canceled after a 16-month-old boy and his biological father were located at a Billings South Side residence, according to police.
On Monday morning, the Billings Police Department issued an amber alert after Christopher Joseph Getsdow…
BPD Disciplinary Problem
Before coming forward as one of three Billings police officers recently disciplined for sexual encounters on city property, former officer Paul LaMantia had been the subject of several complaints. LaMantia was first disciplined in 2009, after roughly five months on the job, and his disciplinary cita…
BPD Officers Identified, One Resigns
Q2 reports a Billings police officer– previously investigated for assaulting a Laurel police officer, disciplined for leaving a transient couple in a remote area and sued for injuring a bystander during a 2012 foot chase– has also been identified as one of the three officers who had sex …
BPD Officers in Sex Scandal May Be Named in 2 Days
Q2 reports the names of three Billings police officers– disciplined for job and workplace-related sexual encounters with a city employee– should be released, but will remain private for at least two more days. District Judge Donald Harris ruled Monday that he would allow a temporary restraining orde…
BPD Chief Addresses Misdeeds
The Gazette reports that Police Chief Rich St. John told the Billings City Council Monday that the “misdeeds of a few officers should not be a broad-brushed opinion of how the Police Department operates.” St. John was referring to the controversy over revelations that three officers were punished …
MSC Rules Billings Cop Can Be Sued
Q2 reports the Montana Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Billings police officer who injured a bystander– tackled while he was pursuing a suspect in 2012– is not protected from civil litigation.
Robert Bassett originally filed the lawsuit in Yellowstone County District Court against Officer Paul …
Robbery Suspect Nabbed at Reno Club
The Billings Gazette reports a man suspected of robbing a West End cellphone store at gunpoint Tuesday morning was arrested hours later in the Reno Club parking lot.
He was identified as Charles Rowton, according to Billings Police. Rowton is suspected of brandishing a handgun and taking money from t…
KTVQ, Gazette File to Intervene on BPD Names
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...

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