Something you don’t see everyday, a request to re-try a sailor convicted in town on the same charges, see Navy Times, here:
The Navy has decided to court-martial a chief petty officer for a slaying in which he was tried, convicted and sentenced last year in a Virginia state court. . . . Chief Information Systems Technician (SW) Rodney Williams was tried and convicted in Virginia Beach, but his first-degree murder charge was reduced to voluntary manslaughter. He was sentenced last August to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine for shooting and killing a former sailor in front of a Norfolk, Va., nightclub in 2008.
Navy Times reports, here, that the former USS Gettysburg executive officer received non-judicial punishment for charges of conduct unbecoming an officer and gentlemen, sexual harassment, wrongful sexual contact and assault. CDR Baxter reached a pre-trial agreement that led to the NJP for what Navy Times called sexual harassment and inappropriate contact with members of the cruiser’s crew. The PTA also waived Baxter’s right to a Board of Inquiry.
Now the bizarre from the Air Force, here:
A staff sergeant assigned to the 576th Flight Test Squadron was sentenced with a reduction to airmen basic, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, 16 months confinement, and a Bad Conduct Discharge, for indecent acts on two separate occasions, at a general court-martial July 14. . . . Staff Sgt. Ivan Flores pleaded guilty before a military judge to two specifications of indecent acts, both a violation of Article 120, Uniform Code of Military Justice. . . . Flores’ misconduct was discovered when the owner of a local restaurant reported his misconduct to local law enforcement authorities. An investigation revealed that on two separate occasions, Flores exposed himself and masturbated while at a drive-thru window where two employees, one a minor, witnessed his misconduct.