Texas Public Radio: Death of Fort Hood soldier raises questions about Army’s sexual harassment response
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Texas Public Radio – March 16, 2023
By Carson Frame
Now advocates and lawmakers are pushing the Biden Administration and Congress to scrutinize the Fort Hood investigation into Basaldua Ruiz’s death.
“News of this most recent tragedy took me right back to the day I learned of Vanessa Guillen’s horrific murder. What compounded that tragedy was a shoddy investigation, poor communication with the family, an incompetent response from law enforcement, and a toxic environment at Fort Hood that was beyond imagining,” said Josh Connolly, vice-chair of military legal protection group Protect Our Defenders.
“The Biden Administration and Congress…must get to the bottom of what happened to Ana and why. We must also make sure the same inexcusable mistakes made before and after Vanessa’s death are not repeated. Leadership at Fort Hood must also inform Ana’s parents and the public if she was a victim of harassment or assault,” he added.
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