Scott Twito

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, flanked by local law enforcement officials, speaks at a Project Safe Neighborhoods press conference in Billings May 8.
Nicky Ouellet

One year into a federal initiative aimed at reducing violent crime rates, law enforcement officials in Billings say they’ve curbed an upward trend.

Jackie Yamanaka/YPR

Law enforcement officials say their collaborative effort to crack down on meth-fueled violent crime has resulted in a slight reduction in the number of murders, aggravated assaults and robberies in Yellowstone County. 

Attorney General Tim Fox: 'No Means No'

May 8, 2017
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Governor Steve Bullock signed into law a bill that updates Montana’s sexual assault laws by revising the definition of consent.

E MT Crime Lab Operating in Billings

May 12, 2016
Jackie Yamanaka

Montana Department of Justice officials say the newly operating satellite crime lab will speed up the process of analyzing drug evidence.

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito says the Eastern Montana Crime lab should reduce expenses and delays for the state’s criminal justice system.

“Because every time I need to move to continue a trial when some test or something isn’t done that’s an expense to our system to everybody in this region,” he says.