Two Marines, Including Officer, Charged for Urination Video
(WASHINGTON) — Two more Marines face charges for their alleged involvement in a video out of Afghanistan that shows service members urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters.
Sgt. Robert W. Richards faces charges of dereliction of duty, violation of a lawful general order, and conduct prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the armed forces. Military prosecutors say he filmed himself and others urinating on the corpses.
Capt. James V. Clement faces charges of dereliction of duty, violation of a lawful general order, and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman for failing to properly supervise junior Marines, failing to stop the misconduct of junior Marines, and failing to report misconduct.
The video is thought to have been made in July 2011 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Two other Marines have pleaded guilty for their participation in the video.
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