Commander in Fitzgerald collision asserts innocence, attacks Navy’s claims

May 15, 2018 10:15 am stripes.com
Commander in Fitzgerald collision asserts innocence, attacks Navy’s claims

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the former USS Fitzgerald commander in charge during the ship’s deadly collision last year are firing back against a series of Navy statements that they claim could damage his pending court-martial. Lawyers for Cmdr. Bryce Benson on Tuesday issued a surprising one-page rebuke of statements from senior Navy leaders and other officials since last year. The statement from Lt. Cmdr. Justin Henderson and Cmdr. Ben Robertson…

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