Army Memo re: Fort Carson Detainee Death Case

Army Memo re: Fort Carson Detainee Death Case. Describes media coverage and interaction with media regarding Iraqi detainee death by soldiers from Fort Carson.

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Non-legal Memo
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Sunday, May 15, 2005
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

FORT CARSON DETAINEE DEATH CASE. A 14 July article published in the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that Representative Joel Hefly (D- CO) announced that he would call for Congressional hearings on the command disposition of a case involving the death of an Iraqi detainee. The Soldiers involved are stationed at Fort Carson. Officers in the case have been punished nonjudicially while the enlisted Soldiers involved are facing possible court-martial. To date, the case has been active only in the Fort Carson, CO media. The OCPA posture is to refrain from aggressive engagement with the media on the issue. OCLL and OTJAG agree with this assessment. OCLL will continue to coordinate with Rep. Hefley's office. If required, TJAG or TAJAG have agreed to meet personally with Rep. Hefley to discuss the issue.
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3399
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63