Soldier to be tried in civilian court over S.C. clash that went viral

Published: Apr. 26, 2021 at 10:45 AM EDT
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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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