A coroner’s inquest has been scheduled for early January in the death of an unarmed man shot and killed by a Billings police officer.
HAVRE — A coroner's jury found no criminal wrongdoing in the death of a Cut Bank man who was involved in a lengthy standoff with Havre police in April.
Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito, center, listens to testimony during a coroner's inquest Wednesday.
Witness Jason Foster testifies during a coroner's inquest Wednesday.
Witness Brad Sweat testifies during a coroner's inquest Wednesday.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder testifies during a coroner’s inquest Wednesday.
Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Ellis testifies during a coroner’s inquest Wednesday about the fatal shooting of escapee Dean Randolph Jess.
In a photograph taken of a video shown during the coroner’s inquest Wednesday, Yellowstone County Sheriff’s deputy Jim Ellis approaches a Jeep driven by Montana State Prison escapee Dean Jess last year.
Officials have identified the man, who died on Monday after a 21-hour standoff with law enforcement, as Robert Jay Thomas II, 25, of Cut Bank.
Billings Police Officer Grant Morrison, right, shows Deputy County Attorney Ed Zink how he drew his service weapon on Jason James Shaw last Feb. 11 before shooting him during a confrontation.
After hearing a day and a half of testimony, a coroner’s jury found Wednesday that Billings Police Officer Dave Punt was justified when he shot and killed Daniel Brawley earlier this year.
When the Billings Police Department's SWAT team pulled Daniel and Heather Brawley from a house on Miles Avenue after an hourslong standoff on Jan. 6, they thought a dangerous situation had been defused peacefully.
A coroner’s jury will begin on Tuesday the process of determining if a Billings police officer was justified when he fatally shot a burglary suspect who was driving off in his patrol car in January.
A seven-person jury determined on Tuesday that there was nothing criminal about the hanging suicide in June of a man in the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.
Lt. Sam Bofto of the Yellowstone County Detention Facility describes the layout of the jail during a coroner’s inquest in the suicide of inmate Steven Tyler Russo on Tuesday.
Anglintestifies during a coroner’s inquest in the suicide of inmate Steven Tyler Russo on Tuesday.
Degeletestifies during a coroner’s inquest in the suicide of inmate Steven Tyler Russo on Tuesday.
A Billings woman whose husband was shot by a police officer after the couple broke into a house to get a meal and shower pleaded guilty to felony burglary Friday in Yellowstone County District Court.
A coroner’s inquest has been scheduled later this month to examine the death of a 34-year-old Billings man at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility.
A coroner's inquest jury said Wednesday that Billings Police Department Officer Grant Morrison was justified when he fatally shot a man in a Billings neighborhood in February.