By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Over the Holiday Weekend, The Billings Police Department had their hands busy and not for lack of work.
According to a Billings Police Officer who asked to not have his identity revealed as he did not want Billing Police Chief Rich St. John to know that he was talking to the Montana News and he stated that he feared retaliation from Chief Rich St. John, told the Montana News that "Billings Police were working 3 incidents a vehicle Vs. pedestrian and vehicle Vs. bicycle including one homicide."
Command Chief: St. John Rich Badge #105 has an ( F ) Rating Command Chief: St. John, is listed as a threat and danger to public safety and well-being of the public. He lies to the public and the media.
He continually discriminates against minority-owned media.
He is the reason his department is out of control. Rich St. John is a DIRTY COP he is worst, than the criminals on the street.
On Saturday 11/24/2018 at about 10:56 p.m. and reported at 11:00 pm to dispatch, 64-year-old Douglas Anglin of Billings was riding his bicycle against traffic going the wrong way on King Ave overpass when he was struck by a vehicle and killed.
Douglas Anglin was struck by a female driver who was transported to a medical facility for treatment. The female driver was 25-years-old.
Anglin died due to blunt force injuries.
Billings Police Sergeant Becker was the Sergeant that was on duty at the time of this accident.
Bret Becker Badge #301 maintains an Rating (A)
On Wednesday 11/21/2018 John Smathers who is an Anaconda, Montana resident was killed inside a home on Canyon Drive. According to a police report, another man was also shot but only wounded. He was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
The shooting occurred in the 2100 block of Canyon Drive. John Smathers was shot and killed with a shotgun. The investigation was still on-going as of Tuesday as loose ends were being wrapped up according to the Billings Police Department at the time of the media contact.
Yet another pedestrian was hit and killed on Central Ave and between the 24 and 25th streets. This pedestrian was trying to cross Central Ave when the male pedestrian was hit by a gray oncoming minivan. The Minivan had four occupants in it who were all from the same family.
The pedestrian information or identity has not been released yet pending notification of family members.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995