Army Drill Instructor accused of assaulting Black man on video to be tried in civilian court

Jonathan Pentland faces assault and battery charges.
Jonathan Pentland faces assault and battery charges.(RCSD)
Updated: Apr. 24, 2021 at 6:25 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Fort Jackson Army drill instructor accused of assaulting a Black man on a viral video will be tried in civilian court.

Jonathan Pentland is charged with third degree assault and battery after video surfaced of him shoving a black man.

Fort Jackson Commander Brig. General Milford Beagle said in a statement he does not want to interfere in the case and he trusted the justice system to bring a fair resolution. Pentland has been suspended from his duties pending an investigation.

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