(No pun intended.)
The Army said Monday it has appointed an investigating officer for an Article 32 hearing, which will determine if there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a court-martial for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who’s charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the deadly shooting rampage on Nov. 5 at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center.
Note the article incorrectly reports an Article 32, UCMJ, investigation as the equivalent of a civilian grand jury. It is not! It is closer to a preliminary probable cause hearing that some states have as an option to the grand jury, for example in Virginia. The 32 is way better than a grand jury.
Judge Pohl been appointed the IO, so we know it will be done right.