US Navy Seal Edward Gallagher spared jail but demoted for taking ‘trophy photo’ with Islamic State fighter’s body

//US Navy Seal Edward Gallagher spared jail but demoted for taking ‘trophy photo’ with Islamic State fighter’s body

US Navy Seal Edward Gallagher spared jail but demoted for taking ‘trophy photo’ with Islamic State fighter’s body

A US Navy Seal platoon commander acquitted of murdering a captured Islamic State fighter but convicted of unlawfully posing for photos with his dead body was sentenced on Wednesday to a demotion in rank and pay.The penalty imposed by a seven-member jury of US Marines and Navy personnel spared the defendant, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, from any prison time beyond the nearly seven months he had already served in pretrial custody.US President Donald Trump, who intervened months ago…

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