2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 322. Wisconsin code of military justice.
322.139 Article 139 — Redress of injuries to property.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 322.139 (2017)

322.139 Article 139 — Redress of injuries to property.

(1) Whenever complaint is made to any commanding officer that willful damage has been done to the property of any person or that the person's property has been wrongfully taken by a member of a state military force, the commanding officer may, under the regulations prescribed, investigate the complaint. The commanding officer may summon witnesses and examine them upon oath, receive depositions or other documentary evidence, and assess the damages sustained against the responsible party. The assessment of damages made by the investigator is subject to the approval of the commanding officer. The amount assessed by the commanding officer shall be charged against the pay of the offender. The order of the commanding officer directing charges is conclusive on any disbursing officer for payment to the injured party of the damages so assessed and approved.

(2) If the offenders cannot be ascertained, but the organization or detachment to which they belong is known, charges totaling the amount of damages assessed and approved may be made in proportion as may be considered just upon the individual members who are shown to have been present at the scene at the time the damages complained of were inflicted, as determined by the approved findings of the board.

History: 2007 a. 200; 2013 a. 201.

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