Here is what AF Times is reporting.

The Air Force commander who overturned a guilty verdict in a sexual assault case says he found too many inconsistencies with the alleged victim’s account of the incident and determined that the accused officer was more believable. . . .

Franklin’s defense of his decision is laid out in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

Am looking for the supposed AP memo.  Here is a link to the AP story.

Question, if he was asked for the memo, does that implicate any article of the UCMJ?  Is the mere act of asking for an explanation UCI?

3 Responses to “Breaking – Something new on Aviano”

  1. David Bargatze says:

    The letter is on the the AF FOIA Reading Room site: http://www.foia.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130403-022.pdf.
    He wasn’t asked. If he were, I still don’t think it’s UCI. Being asked to explain one’s motivation shouldn’t be equated with being pressured improperly to reach a particular conclusion. Of course, it likely will soon be a requirement for a convening authority to explain clemency. Is that a form of UCI mandated by statute? I don’t think so.

  2. Tami says:

    I don’t think it’s UCI to ask Franklin to explain his decision, as the request is after the fact.  But we’d be kidding ourselves if we thought other CAs won’t be thinking about this case when they make their decisions.