Army Probe into Helicopters Buzzing DC Protesters Now Under Pentagon Review

The Secretary of the Army today said that the Defense Department is now reviewing the investigation into military helicopters that allegedly flew dangerously low over crowds during a June 1 race protest in Washington D.C.

The Army opened an investigation into reports — including video footage — of Army UH-60 Black Hawk and UH-72 Lakota helicopters with medical markings that flew low enough to kick up debris on demonstrators who were defying the District’s 7 p.m. curfew.

“The Army has completed its portion of the … investigation,” Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters during a Monday roundtable at the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting.


Author: Dian Welle