Criminal charges dropped against former commanding officer of USS Fitzgerald

"The problem is the Navy has botched the prosecution from the beginning," he said. "And the Chief of Naval Operations violated a fundamental rule of military justice. The chain of command cannot discuss pending cases. The CNO violated that. He said, 'I believe there was negligence.' As soon as he said that, the case was dead."
Published: 5:20 PM EDT April 15, 2019
Updated: 5:19 PM EDT April 15, 2019