15-6 Investigation Report

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MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, GA 31905 SUBJECT: AR 15-6 Investigation Findings and Recommendations 1. FINDINGS: The following are the findings of this investigation into the events of Saturday 12 MAR 16 and Sunday 13 MAR 16, leading to the arrest of 1LT Paul Handelman (Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment) by Korean National Police (KNP). 1LT Handelman is suspected of: violating General Order #1, violating the United States Forces Korea (USFK) curfew policy, violating a direct order from his Company Commander (Co CDR) CPT Ferriter, assaulting a KNP Officer, causing property damage to a Korean National, and of being drunk and disorderly. This investigation also illuminates the actions of CPT Soren Jorgensen (Executive Officer, Bravo Company, 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment) who was with 1LT …show more content…

I find based on a preponderance of the evidence that 1LT Handelman knowingly acted in direct violation of General Order #1, the USFK curfew policy, and a direct order from his Company Commander (give at the safety brief two days prior to the incident) by consuming in excess of 12 alcoholic beverages and being arrested at 0134 hours on 13 Mar 16. 1LT Handelman freely admits to these violations and accepts full responsibility for his actions. 1LT Handelman does not recall any events past 0000 the morning of 13 MAR 16, however, sufficient evidence exists to indicate around 0119 hours he was acting in a drunk and disorderly manner in the street and kicked the window of a passing car. A KNP Officer responding to the incident attempted to calm him at which time 1LT Handelman struck him in the chin with his fist and knocked him to the ground attempting to choke him with both hands (Exhibit 02). 1LT Handelman sustained a significant number of contusions, abrasions, and a chipped tooth in the ensuring altercation however; the force applied by the KNP does not appear to be excessive given the

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