Will the U.S. Navy be able to convict the commanding officers of the USS McCain and the USS Fitzgerald of “negligent homicide”? LtCol Beth Harvey, USMC (ret)

Cmdr. Bryce Benson, left, formerly the commanding officer of the USS Fitzgerald and Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, formerly the commanding officer of the USS John S. McCain (Navy)

Beth Harvey, LtCol USMC (ret)
Staff Judge Advocate

Former Marine Staff Judge Advocate LtCol Beth Harvey, USMC (ret) joins the program to discuss the substantial burden of proof that rests with Navy prosecutors in proving guilt on a charge of “negligent homicide,” the role that the Article 32 hearing will play in the legal process and the decision to bring such a historically uncommon charge against a commanding officer of a U.S. warship.