Soldier to be tried in civilian court over S.C. clash that went viral
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Fort Jackson Army drill instructor accused of assaulting a Black man on a viral video will be tried in civilian court.
Jonathan Pentland is charged with third-degree assault and battery after video surfaced of him shoving a Black man.
Fort Jackson Commander Brig. General Milford Beagle said in a statement he does not want to interfere in the case and he trusted the justice system to bring a fair resolution. Pentland has been suspended from his duties pending an investigation.
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