Military Says No Criminal Wrongdoing In Tillman Death

Nine high-ranking Army officers, including four generals, made critical errors in reporting the friendly fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan.

But the military concluded yesterday that there was no criminal wrongdoing in the shooting of the former N-F-L player.

Three of the four generals named in the report are or were based at Fort Bragg.

Army and Defense Department investigators said officers looking into Tillman's death passed along misleading and inaccurate information and delayed reporting their belief that Tillman was killed by fellow Rangers.

The investigators recommended that the Army take action against the officers, but suggested no specific punishments and left it to the Army to decide what to do. Possible steps could include demotions, dishonorable discharges, jail or letters of reprimand.