BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A state judge is temporarily preventing the City of Billings from identifying three police officers who were suspended without pay for having sex with a civilian employee on city property.
Police Chief Rich St. John identified the woman but did not release the officers' names.
News organizations filed a public information request for the officers' names. City officials said they would release the information Monday afternoon.
District Judge Michael Moses granted a temporary restraining order on Monday morning and set a May 3 hearing.
Two officers were suspended for two weeks for having sex with a civilian employee while they were on duty while a third was suspended for a week for having sex on city property while he was off duty.
Scheveck Law Firm, which represents the officers, declined to comment.