Judge Overrules Overtime Judgement for BPD
A judge has ruled in favor of the city government in the matter of Billings Police officers’ efforts to receive more than $2.73 million for overtime they say they’re owed dating back nearly a decade. District Judge Olivia Rieger of Dawson County issued an order on Wednresday reversing the original order from another judge in the suit filed in 2009. Billings City Administrator Chris Kukulski said in a Wednesday news release that Rieger’s opinion on the original order was that the city had properly calculated officers’ pay consistent with their union’s collective bargaining agreement. It’s the latest in a long legal battle between the Montana Public Employees Association and the city. In 2009, 28 Billings police officers filed suit, alleging the city had underpaid them for years by miscalculating longevity pay. Get the whole story online at: KTVQ.com.