Dems hold hearing on AZ National Guard misconduct
By Taylor Higgins. CREATED May 28, 2013
PHOENIX (AP) - A member of the Arizona National Guard says he went to the press to report misconduct after the Guard's top leadership failed to discipline soldiers caught lying, stealing and sexually exploiting female recruits.
Tuesday's testimony by Lt. Col Robert White at a hearing called by an Arizona House Democrat came weeks after a report prompted by an Arizona Republic series confirmed what White reported was true.
That report found misconduct uncovered by the Republic last year was more pervasive than previously known.
White and other current and former Guard members testified at a hearing called by Rep. Debbie McCune Davis. She says committees controlled by Republicans wouldn't hold hearings.
Gov. Jan Brewer said the report showed the state Guard wasn't "broken" but ordered a remediation plan.
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