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Coast Guard Petty Officer Sentenced To 3 Months In Brig

A Coast Guard petty officer will spend three months in the brig for his role in piloting a boat involved in a collision in San Diego Bay that killed an 8-year-old boy.

A military jury on Wednesday gave Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Ramos the maximum sentence after he was convicted of dereliction of duty for failure to conduct a risk assessment.

Jurors acquitted the 22-year-old Ramos of the most serious charge he faced - involuntary manslaughter - and three other charges in the crash.

He also got a reduction in rank and pay.

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