Black sailor finds noose on San Diego-based warship, sparking investigation

SAN DIEGO — The Navy is investigating after a Black sailor found a noose on his rack last week aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain. A Navy official with knowledge of the incident said a San Diego-based sailor is under investigation and has been removed from the ship, which left San Diego on Monday. Citing an ongoing investigation, a Naval Surface Force Pacific spokeswoman confirmed in a written statement that the object resembled a noose but declined to comment on details of the case. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service “is investigating an incident aboard USS Lake Champl…

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