Air Force Times: Advocates sue DoD for release of sexual assault prosecution records
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Air Force Times- November 3, 2022
By Meghann Myers
“Congress, the public, victims of service member crimes, and service members themselves deserve to know if the military justice system is fulfilling its purpose, or if it’s falling short of its civilian counterparts,” retired Air Force Col. Don Christensen, president of Protect Our Defenders, said in a release Thursday.
To that end, Protect Our Defenders, with its partners at Yale Law School’s Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, filed FOIA requests with each of the military services. These came in addition to requests for memoranda of understanding between military and civilian prosecutors in local federal courts, as there are times when both can claim jurisdiction over a case.
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