U.S. Navy F/A-18 Superhornets perform refueling operations with a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, over Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Dec. 13, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Navy SEAL in Brig While Agents Probe Killing in Iraq

A SEAL assigned to Naval Special Warfare in California is in the brig pending an ongoing investigation into allegations that he was tied to the 2017 execution of a detainee in Iraq with a blade.

The chief special warfare operator has not been charged with a crime, but Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents continue to probe the claims, SEAL officials told Navy Times.

“A service member currently assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit is under investigation by NCIS for professional misconduct while deployed to Iraq in 2017. We take all allegations of misconduct seriously and will cooperate fully with investigative authorities,” said Naval Special Warfare spokeswoman Cmdr. Tamara Lawrence in a written statement emailed to Navy Times.

Read more at Navy Times

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