Here is a Marine Corps Times story that has been “making the rounds” as Zee said. A Marine Corps O-4 judge advocate has apparently filed an IG complaint about the Commandant’s handling of the scout sniper cases in Afghanistan stemming from videos showing the Mariens urinating on corpses. The report states:
The top Marine general and four of his legal advisers are implicated in a complaint to the Defense Department Inspector General charging they inappropriately inserted themselves into the prosecution of cases stemming from the infamous video showing scout snipers urinating on dead insurgents in Afghanistan.
The complaint, filed by Marine Maj. James Weirick, an attorney assigned to Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va., alleges Commandant Gen. Jim Amos, or others acting on his behalf, deliberately sought to manipulate the legal process, effectively stacking the deck against the scout snipers in the video.
Weirick’s complaint, a copy of which was obtained by Marine Corps Times, also alleges Amos showed preferential treatment to ensure the promotion of then-Maj. James B. Conway, the son of Amos’ predecessor as commandant, retired Gen. James T. Conway. Conway was executive officer of the scout snipers’ unit, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines.
The Commandnat discussed the videos in his recent the Heritage briefs, which are now famous for their discussion of sexual assault issues. See our prior coverage here.