Sgt. Riley R. Gress was one of four drill instructors accused of making recruits do physical training in a dusty, abandoned building at Parris Island that was nicknamed “The Dungeon.” Military.com first reported on Thursday that Gress had been acquitted on charges of maltreatment, failure to obey a lawful order and making a false official statement.
The first Parris Island drill instructors to face a court-martial in connection with the recruit hazing scandal that exploded last year has been cleared of all charges, an official confirmed.
The other drill instructors who are expected to face courts martial in connection with the case are Staff Sgt. Antonio Burke, Staff Sgt. Matthew T. Bacchus and Staff Sgt. Jose Lucena-Martinez.
Read the whole story from the Marine Corps Times.