Associated Press
September 6, 2012
The beating of a gay man outside a bar resulted in the arrest of four Camp Pendleton Marines and was being investigated as a potential hate crime, Marine Corps and police officials said Wednesday. The beating occurred at around 2 a.m. Monday, Camp Pendleton spokesman Maj. Manuel J. Delarosa said. The Marines have since made bail and returned to their units. Military officials were assisting Long Beach police, and the Marine Corps was also conducting its own probe and gathering “all of the details to ensure we have a full understanding of this incident,” Delarosa said.