Capt Stone was the legal adviser for 3/1 in November 2005 when the unit was in the town of Haditha. The Article 32 investigation into his handling of the reports from Haditha resulted in a recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against him. The possible charges relate to possible violations of the UCMJ for not reporting possible violations of the laws of war after the unit killed 24 Iraquis in Haditha. The Article 32 investigation is very similarly to a grand jury hearing, with one important difference, it is not binding. Thus, the commanding general, LtGen Mattis, could still decide to forward charges to a court-martial.