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US Army suspends black drill sergeant over video of him slamming a white recruit against a wall

US Army suspends black drill sergeant over video of him slamming a white recruit against a wall after he yelled the N word

  • The US Army has suspended a drill sergeant as it investigates an alleged assault at its premier infantry school in Ft. Benning in Georgia
  •  The incident first came to light in a video posted on Twitter Friday by the account US Army WTF? Moments
  •  The video reportedly shows a group of service members with shaved heads– believed to be undergoing basic training–in a room resembling a barracks
  • A service member and a drill sergeant get into a physical confrontation after the member makes a profane remark
  • They are separated by other recruits
  • A Fort Benning spokesman says the drill sergeant was suspended pending the outcome of the investigation 

The US Army has reportedly suspended a drill sergeant as it investigates an alleged assault at its premier infantry school in Ft. Benning in Georgia.

The incident first came to light in a video posted on Twitter Friday by the account US Army WTF? Moments. 

The video reportedly shows a group of service members with shaved heads– believed to be undergoing basic training–in a room resembling a barracks. 

The US Army has suspended a drill sergeant as it investigates an alleged assault at its premier infantry school in Ft. Benning in Georgia

In the video posted on Twitter Friday by the account US Army WTF? Moments, a service member and a drill sergeant get into a physical confrontation after the member makes a profane remark

In the video posted on Twitter Friday by the account US Army WTF? Moments, a service member and a drill sergeant get into a physical confrontation after the member makes a profane remark

The two have to be separated by other recruits

The two have to be separated by other recruits

One of the members says, ‘F—ing ho’, n—-,’ and begins walking away.

But another service member wearing a neon drill sergeant vest confronts him, leading to a physical altercation. 

‘Get back, yes, I’m from the f—— ho’,’ the drill sergeant says. ‘You have a f—— problem?’

The two begin shoving each other as other recruits separate them.

According to Business Insider, Fort Benning spokesman Ben Garrett said the installation was ‘aware’ of the ‘recent’ incident, adding that the drill sergeant was ‘suspended pending the outcome’ of the investigation.

In a statement to Insider, Garrett said ‘The language used and behavior portrayed in the video posted to online social media platforms are not consistent with US Army Values of treating all with dignity and respect.’

Drill sergeants and instructors are not allowed to hit their recruits.

Drill sergeants and instructors are not allowed to hit their recruits

Drill sergeants and instructors are not allowed to hit their recruits

A former Marine Corps drill instructor said 'verbal intimidation' and provocations are not justifications for putting hands on a recruit

A former Marine Corps drill instructor said ‘verbal intimidation’ and provocations are not justifications for putting hands on a recruit

A former Marine Corps drill instructor said ‘there is a well-defined list of reasons as to why you would put hands on a recruit,’ and ‘verbal intimidation’ or provocations don’t qualify.

 

 

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