- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a jury decision ordering the city of Colstrip to pay its former police chief nearly $300,000 in damages for wrongfully terminating him.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/29TfkY5 ) that the state’s high court ruled Tuesday that the city was justified in firing Larry Reinlasoder in 2012 because of his “many instances of misconduct.” The decision reverses a May 2015 jury verdict in Yellowstone County Court.

Reinlasoder’s was fired over several accusations of misconduct, including one from a female employee who says he asked her to watch pornography with him on a city computer.

Reinlasoder’s lawsuit against the city sought damages for lost wages and other benefits as well as physical and emotional distress.

His attorney had claimed the city was determined to end Reinlasoder’s employment.


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

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