The Montana Supreme Court will decide whether state law holds federal agencies accountable when one of its law enforcement officers uses their power dynamic over a citizen to commit sexual assault. This after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put the question to the state’s high court in August. The question has no precedent in Montana courts. Human rights and social justice advocates have entered the case to file briefs in support of liability where federal law enforcement officers commit crimes under the color of law.
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