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This Report Says Black And Hispanic Service Members Are More Likely to Face Trial



by Meghann Myers

Men in the military are much more likely to go to court-martial than women, according to recently compiled data, and Black or Hispanic service members of either gender are more likely to face a trial than their White counterparts. However, once service members get to trial, the likelihood of a conviction is nearly the same across all demographic backgrounds.

Those are the key findings of a Government Accountability Office study released Thursday.

But the GAO acknowledges the report, spurred by lawmakers concerned by racial inequity in the military justice system, does not have enough information to reach any major conclusions about the data.

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