Army Memo re: Information Paper Concerning Allegations of Detainee Abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan

The purpose of the memo was to provide information on investigations into allegations of detainee abuse
and/or death in Iraq and Afghanistan. It states that "at this time, there are 225 allegations of detainee abuse being investigated. 141 of them occurred in detention facilities". Tracks command dispositions of those cases.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Monday, August 23, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2005
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INFORMATION PAPER

MIN 02`CA

23 August 2004
SUBJECT: Allegations of Detainee Abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan
1. Purpose. To provide information on investigations into allegations of detainee abuse and/or death in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2. Discussion:
a. As of 23 August 2004, there were 225 allegations of detainee abuse that are being or have been investigated by CID or by units, 5 more investigations than reported last week.
CID INVESTIGATIONS CID Command GRAND
DETENTION ELSEWHERE TOTAL Investigations TOTAL FACILITY
TOTAL DETAINEE 141 56 197 28 225*
ABUSE CASES
Detainee Death 46 7 53 53
Investigations
Death by Natural or 21 0 21 21
Undetermined Causes
Justifiable Homicide 8 1 9 9
Homicide 2 3 5 5
Investigations Pending 15 3 18 18
Other Detainee Abuse 95 49 144 28 172
Investigations
Sexual Assault 5 1 6 6
Assault 89 29 118 118
Robbery/Larceny 1 19 20 20
Command Investigations 28 28
COMMAND DISPOSITION
BY TYPE* 112*
Court-Martial 45
Article 15 42
GOMOR 12
Administrative Separation 13

*Note: Each case may involve multiple accused.

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INFORMATION PAPER SUBJECT: Allegations of Detainee Abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan
b. Command Dispositions: Of the 225 cases reported, 120 have been closed. Of the 225 cases, command disposition has been taken in 110 cases representing a completion rate of 49%. Of the 120 closed cases, command disposition has been taken in 98 cases representing a closure rate of 82%. For purposes of these statistics, "command disposition" includes those closed cases where no further action is required (e.g., death was determined to be due to natural causes)_, no further investigative leads can be pursued, administrative or judicial action has begun or has been completed in the case, or no action was taken by the command (e.g., no evidence to support the allegations, actions taken were justified, etc.).

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3404
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63