City of Billings Ordered to Pay Police Back Pay Over Lawsuit
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The city of Billings has been ordered to pay nearly $3 million to police officers in back pay and wages, penalties and other costs as a result of a lawsuit filed by a retired officer and 26 others in 2009.
The unpaid wages and benefits totaled about $1 million, and a $1 million penalty and other costs were added.
According to the Billings Gazette , city officials objected to calculations for the officers' pay.
The city has not decided whether to appeal.