WARNING, this might be considered a defense oriented post.
How silly does it get. Across the transom today I received these linked documents.
On 23 April 2014, ACCA issued a Order in Morse v. Biehl and Agar, Army Misc. 20140294 (23 April 2014).
(Update: the command rescinded the order to petitioner and his counsel.)
The Order granted petitioner’s request to withdraw the petition. And yes, this is the sexual assault case of LTC Morse. COL Agar is the SJA MDW if you didn’t know. So why all the fuss. The attached filings may help understand the unfathomable. I will liberally copy from the petition and brief in support and you may decide for yourself, and then decide if I have correctly titled this post. The brief begins:
In this case, the government has taken the extraordinary action of ordering the Petitioner and his assigned Trial Defense Service counsel to cease and desist in engaging in any investigation of the allegations against Petitioner, without a factual predicate of malfeasance, and simply at the behest of the purported victim. (Emphasis in original.)
Assuming the facts to be true, the facts also document the biased and ineffective CID investigations all too common in sexual assault cases, and how effective defense investigations can develop helpful information ignored or unlooked for by “trained investigators.” (See references to tunnel vision at this post.)