Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dual sovereignty and the U.S. Navy

During a the military equivalent of a preliminary hearing Friday, Lt. Adam Partridge said another trial is needed “in the interest of justice.” He also said the victim’s parents were “extraordinarily displeased” with the result of the civilian court process. . . .

Partridge also said a new trial could result in a punitive discharge for [PO3 Austin] Greening and the Navy has the right to seek punishment for the losses it sustained in the shooting.

From this Stars and Stripes article about
a naval prosecution following a civilian one

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