BPD

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 …
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...
Grocery Store Stabbing
A Billings woman who was stabbed at a downtown grocery store Monday morning was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The 74-year-old male suspect was arrested at the scene.
BPD spokesman Sgt. Harley Cagle described the man as a local transient...
Judge Blocks the Release of BPD Names
A judge granted a temporary restraining order on Monday, barring the city of Billings from releasing the names of three BPD officers disciplined for having sex with a civilian employee on city property.
The city was prepared to release the names and details of the case, but Yellowstone County Distric…