Fort Carson Soldier Found Not Guilty in Gang Rape Case

Law books and gavels

A military judge decided Thursday a Fort Carson soldier was not guilty of rape or a weapons charge stemming from an encounter during May 2021. A civilian woman had accused Pvt. 1st Class Stedman Bell and two other Fort Carson soldiers of sexually assaulting her at a home off base. Bell was the second one […]

Bowe Bergdahl’s Sentence Is Thrown Out by Judge as Case Takes New Turn

Bergdahl The Wounded

A federal judge has voided former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s court-martial sentence and subsequent rulings on the case by military judges, setting up the possibility that he could request a reinstatement of rank or change of status for his dishonorable discharge. Senior Judge Reggie Walton, of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., issued an […]

Former Cal Poly ROTC Chair Will Face Court-Martial in Hidden Camera Case

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Charges against the former head of Cal Poly’s ROTC program accused of hiding a camera in a Pismo Beach clothing store’s dressing room were dismissed Monday, documents show, and the officer will be court-martialed by the U.S. Army instead. Jacob Sweatland, 40, was facing two misdemeanor charges related to allegedly secretly filming a teenager and woman in the dressing room. Those […]

Supreme Court Accepts GI Bill Case That Could Affect 1.7 Million Veterans

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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case on the handling of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs — a proceeding that could provide additional education benefits for roughly 1.7 million veterans. The court announced Monday that it would hear the case, Rudisill v. McDonough, which argues that service […]

Tripler Army Medical Center to Pay $29.5M in Malpractice Case

Tripler Army Medical Center

Hawaii’s U.S. District Court on Tuesday awarded $29.5 million to a local military family in the largest medical malpractice judgment against Tripler Army Medical Center for a 2016 incident involving their then-month-old child. In September 2016, John and Laura Warren rushed their daughter to Tripler when their baby’s belly became distended and tight, and she turned blue from the bellybutton down. Shortly […]