FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2023
POD Announces Legal Counsel for The Family of Private Basaldua Ruiz
POD and Arnold & Porter will not be sharing any updates with the media unless deemed appropriate to do so and at the request of the family
Washington, DC – Today, Protect our Defenders (POD) announced that Arnold & Porter will be providing pro bono representation for the family of Private Ana Fernanda Basaldua Ruiz following her tragic death at Fort Hood announced earlier this week. POD and Arnold & Porter look forward to and expect a full and open investigation by the Army regarding the circumstances surrounding Private Basaldua Ruiz’s death and any circumstances leading up to her death.
Ryan Guilds, Legal Counsel for the Family of Private Basaldua Ruiz released the following statement:
“Ana’s family is devastated by the tragic loss of their daughter, niece, and friend. She was a shining light for her family and is already dearly missed. We will be watching closely to ensure that military leadership conducts a thorough investigation for the sake of Ana’s family and all those currently serving in our US military.”