The Virginian-Pilot reports:
Harvey Bryant hoped the panel he was appointed to last year would bring a sea change to the military’s handling of sexual assaults. Instead, Virginia Beach’s former top prosecutor says the group’s recommendations are little more than “a wading pool.”
He was one of nine members on a panel that examined the handling of military sexual assault and made recommendations for improving the process. The group submitted a 284-page report to Congress on June 27.
Bryant, who served for 13 years as Virginia Beach commonwealth’s attorney before retiring last year, said his biggest disappointment was the panel’s support for keeping authority over the judicial process in the hands of military commanders.