- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Two coroner’s inquests have been scheduled for early 2016 to determine whether law enforcement agencies acted properly in incidents that led to the deaths of two men.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1IUx71E ) that the inquests were prompted by two separate deaths involving the Yellowstone County Detention Facility and Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office.

In July, 28-year-old Michael Ostby, of Cody, Wyoming, died of asphyxiation in an apparent suicide at the detention facility. An inquest into his death will be Jan. 19.

The second inquest will be Feb. 2 regarding Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Deputies Jason Robinson and Christopher Rudolph, who shot and killed 28-year-old Loren Benjamin Simpson.

Robinson and Rudolph both resigned as deputies after the incident.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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