DEEP SPACE 26 — A Starfleet officer has been dismissed from the service and faces prison after being found guilty of assaulting two fellow officers aboard the USS Atlantis.
The Atlantis had returned from her mission in the Norlian Nebula, with the crew enjoying their much needed shore leave. Following a judicial hearing, Atlantis’s commanding officer Captain Raj Blueheart was cleared of charges of war crimes and returned to command the Atlantis. A promotions party was held for the crew where Ensigns Daro Conti, Thomas Janeway and T’Var Helling were promoted to lieutenant junior grade. Lt. Rendal Rennyn was also promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander.
Right after handing out the awards, Captain Blueheart and his first officer Cmdr. Marcus Dickens left for Earth to attend to Lt. Emerson Ravenscroft’s funeral. When the commanding officer and first officer returned to the Atlantis, they were shocked to learn that during the post-awards party, under the influence of Vulcan pon farr, Lt. JG Janeway physically assaulted two of his fellow officers. He was instantly remanded and following a highly publicized trial, was found guilty and promptly expelled from Starfleet. His sentencing is to be held at a later date.
“Starfleet will not tolerate such insolence and gross misconduct from any of its officers,” said Admiral Westerrhoff from Starfleet Command. “We owe the Federation worlds our trustworthiness and our benevolence. There is no place for violence or terrorism in the Federation, never mind Starfleet.”
The crew was visibly shaken by the incident which almost tore them apart. With the matter having barely been resolved by higher authorities, the crew found themselves ordered by Commodore Heather Westhaven to investigate the strange silence of Outpost Bravo and Prometheus Station in the Piktar System. Thus, the crew of the said Admiral Westerrhoff from Starfleet Command. must tend to their wounds and come together as a team quickly as they embark on their latest mission. Only time will tell if their emotional bond is strong enough to hold them together through thick, thin and temporal anomalies.