Marine officer to be court-martialed in urination video case - WNCT

Marine officer to be court-martialed in urination video case

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -

A Marine officer in charge of snipers shown in a video urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters Afghanistan will be court-martialed.

The U.S. Marine Corps announced Monday that Capt. James V. Clement will be tried for dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming an officer and failure to stop misconduct by those under his command.

Two Marine sergeants have already been convicted in the case with another enlisted soldier still awaiting trial.

A date for the upcoming court-martial has not been set.

Defense lawyer John Dowd says Clement is being scapegoated a result of political correctness and hysteria. Video of the incident posted on YouTube in 2011 caused widespread outrage among Afghans.

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