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By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings man Randy Wayne Riley was arrested and charged with Assault on a Billings Police Officer. and (3) counts of Criminal Mischief.
Billings Police Officer Anderson was dispatched to what was described as a man that was half naked walking down State Ave and who was yelling at passing vehicles.
Randy Riley was originally accused of damaging property located at 3516 6th Ave South and that Randy Wiley tipped over a motorcycle and is accused of also damaging a 2002 Honda Civic that was parked along the street. The homeowner at 3516 6th ave told police that a man charged him when he tried to confront the half-naked man about the motorcycle.
The homeowner ran back to the safety of his home in an attempt to escape from Randy Wayne Riley who was in hot pursuit. Riley entered the porch of the home and broke an exterior light and smashed a potted planter before he left the porch.
When Billings police officer Anderson pulled up to the crime scene area. Anderson observed a man walking southbound on Washington street from State Ave.
Officer Anderson made verbal and eye contact with Randy Wayne Riley and yelled at Riley to stop and stand in front of his squad car.
Officer Anderson made a very wise choice and only pulled out his Taser and pointed it at Randy Riley. Riley tried to get into his squad car, and Officer Anderson claimed in his report that Riley's intent was to steal his squad car.
Officer Anderson called on his radio and requested back up and for the other Officers to respond quicker.
Officer Anderson then started to follow Riley down the street as Riley was walking away.
Riley suddenly stopped and took his pants off.
Now Randy Wayne Riley was completely naked in the middle of the street.
Riley then faced Officer Anderson and charged at Officer Anderson's squad car.
Officer Anderson multiple times, could have used deadly force. Officer Anderson chose to keep a calm head and did not use deadly force like other Billings Police Officers have done and who have shot unarmed Billings victims.
Officer Anderson then chose to get close to Randy Wayne Riley and went "hands-on" with Randy Wayne Riley.
Officer Anderson was not able to overpower Randy Wayne Riley.
Riley climbed on top of the hood of the squad car and once again, Officer Anderson pulled his Taser out pointed it at Randy Riley but did not fire the Taser, but just ordered Riley various commands again.
Riley still ignored all of the commands of Anderson.
Finally, Officer Boeckel arrived at the location on Washington Street and assisted Officer Anderson. Officer Boeckel deployed his Taser and shot Randy Wayne Riley in the BACK !! with his Taser.
Two more Billings Police Officers arrived on the scene and were trying to assist Officer Boeckel and Officer Anderson. Randy Wayne Riley Turns around and hits Officer Boeckel in the face for in response for Office Boeckel shooting him in the back with his Taser.
Riley fought with the Officers and struggled with them as they placed Riley in the back of a patrol car for transportation to the Billings Clinic to be medically evaluated. At some point and time, Riley was cleared medically and Billings Police then carried Riley to a patrol car where he was remanded into the custody of the detention facility.
Billings Police Officer Jeremy Boeckel badge #390 currently maintains an (A) So even though the facts show that Office Jeremy Boeckel shot Riley in the back with a Taser, at least Officer Boeckel did not use deadly force and shoot Randy Wayne Riley in the back with a gun. So for this fact alone Officer Jeremey Boeckel will retain his (A) Rating.
Billings Police Officer Cache Anderson Badge #447 currently maintains an (A) Rating. Officer Cache Anderson used Exemplary restraint and did not use deadly force when he physically was charged at by Randy Wayne Riley on multiple occasions. Officer Cache Anderson will retain his (A) Rating.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995