Court Martial

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair (L) leaves the Fort Bragg Courthouse with his attorney Ellen Brotman, after sexual assault charges against Sinclair were dropped after he plead to lesser charges March 17, 2014 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Sinclair, a former deputy commander with the 82nd Airborne Division, has admitted to an extramarital affair with a junior officer. 'Unlawful command influence' caused a delay in the trial last week. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Army General Charged With Sexual Assault Avoids Prison; Rep. Speier Calls Punishment ‘Laughable’

An Army general who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding prison in one of the military’s most closely watched courts-martial.

03/20/2014

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Records: Army Allowed Santa Cruz Police Shooter To Resign

Records show the Army commander of a former soldier who gunned down two California police detectives had allowed him to resign from the military instead of face a court-martial when he was twice accused of rape.

04/17/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Dropped Rape Cases Against Santa Cruz Gunman Highlight Military Issues

An Army official said this week there was not enough evidence to proceed with a rape prosecution against the man who killed two Santa Cruz police officers, fueling the debate over how the military investigates sex crimes.

03/15/2013

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