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Officer, soldiers charged in prisoner-abuse probe

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — An Army officer and two more of his soldiers from a reserve unit have been charged in a prisoner abuse investigation in Afghanistan, the Army announced Tuesday.

Capt. Christopher M. Beiring, who led the Cincinnati-based 377th Military Police Company, was charged with dereliction of duty and making a false official statement. He is the first officer to be charged in the investigation.

Investigators claim Beiring did not properly train or supervise soldiers under his command in legal uses of force, according to documents released by the Army.