ProPublica: The Navy Is Withholding Court Records in a High-Profile Ship Fire Case

ProPublica: The Navy Is Withholding Court Records in a High-Profile Ship Fire Case. “Despite a 2016 law requiring more transparency of court-martials, the U.S. Navy is refusing to release nearly all court documents in a high-profile case in which a sailor faces life in prison. Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays, 21, has been charged with aggravated arson and hazarding a vessel in the 2020 fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard. Mays has maintained his innocence.”

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