Army Memo re: Capture and Detention of Detainee During Operation Reindeer Games, Dec. 13, 2003

This Army memo by a Chief Warrant Officer is regarding capture of person during Operation Reindeer Games, who was later released because he worked for an NGO.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Friday, January 2, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
BRAVO COMPANY, 311 TH MI BN (2BCT)
MOSUL, IRAQ

AFZB -KL-B 2 January 2004
MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD
SUBJECT:
1. arrived at the BHA at approximately 2000 hours on 13 DEC 03. He was detained during Operation Reindeer Games, but he was not targeted in that operation. He was stopped at a TCP and was found in possession of an AK47. At that point, he should have been transported an Iraqi police station. However, he was driving a red Opel, and many Opels had been involved in attacks on US Forces. He went through initial inprocessing and initial interrogation screening upon his arrival. During this process, detainees are searched, photographed (enclosure 1) and assigned a capture tag number and a prisoner number. .vapture tag number (CTN) detainee number (internal to the BHA) w.seDuring inprocessing, interrogators gather biographical information, such as name, address, political affiliations, occupation, etc.
CPA, Sworn Statement and initial inprocessing sheet were not saved at the time of his release. The detainee is also asked questions about their current medical condition. No medical problems were noted in the database. Medics visit the BHA daily to conduct sick call. No records are in the database stating that complained of any medical or other issues while he was detained.
2. Due to the large number of personnel at the BHA at the time of his detention, was never interrogated at the facility. Detainees are briefed on instructions during their time of detention (enclosure 2). Detainees are fed three times a day and are allowed 4-6 hours of sleep. Additionally, if detainees have to use the restroom, they are instructed to raise their hand and ask to use the "WC". When the detainee asks to use the facilities, he/she is immediately escorted to the latrine facilities at the BHA. If detainees fail to
follow these instructions (i.e. raising their blindfold or talking) they receive corrective training (mild calisthenics for approximately 20 minutes) and are placed back in their original spot in the holding room. None of the interrogators present at the facility during his detention remember any major issues with
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3. Guards are briefed on rules of engagement during their tour of duty at the BHA. Guards read a set of rules and are reminded that detainees may not be harmed in any way during their stay (enclosure 3). 2/44 ADA is primarily responsible for guarding detainees. Due to large detainee influx during Operation Reindeer Games, the BHA was augmented with soldiers from various units in the BCT to assist in guarding detainees.
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Detainees not captured during the Reindeer Games (13-17 December 2003) time frame were placed in a separate holding area and guarded by 2/44 ADA. The Reindeer Games detainees were placed in the main holding room and guarded by the augmentees. was placed in the main holding room, as he was originally believed to be a Reindeer Games detainee. Additionally, guards check the wrists of each detainee during shift change (twice per day) to ensure that the flex cuffs are not causing damage to their wrists.
4. was released at approximately 181230LDECO3 after it was discovered that he worked for an NGO in Mosul and was authorized to have a weapon.
3. POC for this action is WO1 _ at .
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