The wife of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting two years ago has filed a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit against the city of Billings and one of its police officers.
Patrol car dashboard cameras capture video as Daniel Brawley steals a car and strikes Billings Police officer Dave Punt.
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.
Billings police officer Dave Punt provides testimony about his fatal shooting of Daniel Brawley during an inquest hearing.
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.
Misty Claerbout testifies Tuesday morning during a coroner's inquest into the January shooting of Daniel Brawley. Claerbout lived across the street from where the standoff with Brawley took place and saw Brawley drive off in officer Dave Punt's police car, smashing into a tree in her front yard.
Billings police Sgt. Jason Gartner shows a pair of flex cuffs during a coroner's inquest into the fatal shooting of Daniel Brawley. Brawley slipped from a set of the cuffs and took off in a police car before he was shot by Officer Dave Punt in January.
Billings police Officer Seth Foster testifies Tuesday afternoon during a coroner's inquest into the January shooting of Daniel Brawley. Here he shows a photo of a basement stairway he led a police team down during a standoff with Brawley. Foster referred to the stairway as a strategic "fatal…
Billings police Officer Tom Keightley.
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.
Prosecutors said a Billings couple had been inside a Miles Avenue home they had broken into long enough to eat, shower and drink tequila before police arrived and the encounter turned deadly.
A Billings man has created a website to show support for Dave Punt, a police officer on administrative leave after an officer-involved shooting Sunday.
Police Chief Rich St. John has identified a man who died Sunday after a Billings police officer shot him as he fled in a stolen police car.
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