Coronavirus: US Navy removes Captain Brett Crozier who raised alarm

Sun Online Desk

3rd April, 2020 10:06:01 printer

Coronavirus: US Navy removes Captain Brett Crozier who raised alarm

Capt Brett Crozier wrote a scathing letter, calling for urgent action

 

The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt has been removed after saying the US Navy was not doing enough to halt a coronavirus outbreak on board the aircraft carrier.

In a letter, Capt Brett Crozier had urged his superiors to act to prevent US troops dying outside of wartime.

But acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the commander "exercised extremely poor judgement".

At least 100 people aboard the vessel have been infected, reports say.

What did the US Navy secretary say?

On Thursday, Mr Modly told reporters that Capt Crozier was being fired for allegedly leaking the letter to the media, reports BBC.


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