BILLINGS — Three Billings police officers who were disciplined for having sex with a civilian department employee on the job or in public buildings want any documents related to the cases sealed.
The officers previously asked a judge to keep their names private to spare their families from more pain and suffering, noting they didn’t break any laws.
In advance of a court hearing scheduled for Monday, the Billings Gazette reports that the officers’ lawyers also argued in a court filing that any records, including those in personnel files, shouldn’t be made public. The filing called media attempts to identify them as a “witch hunt that is destroying peoples’ lives and families.”
The Gazette and KTVQ-TV argue the Supreme Court has recognized that police officers have a limited expectation of privacy as people in positions of trust.
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