Billings cop investigated for fight with Laurel officer


Paul Lamantia

KTVQ is reporting that a Billings police officer is being investigated over a physical altercation he reportedly got into with a fellow officer from Laurel.

The story said Paul LaMantia, a 6-year veteran “with a growing disciplinary file,” is under investigation for a “dispute” that resulted in extensive injuries to Jim Huertas, an officer with the Laurel Police Department.

The two police officers are also business partners at Prohibition Boutique & Barbershop in downtown Billings.



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