Commander in Fitzgerald collision accuses Navy of litigating criminal case in public

May 15, 2018 9:15 pm stripes.com
Commander in Fitzgerald collision accuses Navy of litigating criminal case in public

WASHINGTON — Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who commanded the USS Fitzgerald at the time of a deadly collision last year, fired back late Tuesday against a series of statements from the Navy that he called “prejudicial” about his pending court-martial. Benson, through his legal team, issued his most extensive comments to date about the crash and rejected what he portrayed as harmful statements by the Navy to assign guilt before his…

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