Army Memo re: Interview of Commander of Forward Operating Base Chapman

Army Questionnaire: Questions for the Commander of Forward Operating Base Chapman concerning his observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

Investigative File
Monday, March 1, 2004
Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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CJTF180-IG 1 March 2004
SUBJECT: Interview of Commander, MAJ Ind Detention Facility NCOIC, FB Chapman, 1 March 2004
1. The CJTF180 IG interviewed the FB Chapman Commander and Detention Facility NCOIC and asked these questions
Q: Do you have an SOP to take, handle, and care for prisoners/detainees/PUCs?
A: Yes, the unit AOB 2090 developed an SOP in absence of Bn SOP, FOB 191.
Q: How quickly do you hand over PUCs to MPs?
A: 72 hours.. Have held detainees 10-15 days is tit maximum time that we have kept a detainee
Q: Is mistreatment of a PUC an Serious Incident Report (SIR)?
A: Yes
Who would initiate the SIR? Report it up through the chain of command
Q: Did your unit train on Law of War prior to deploying or during deployment?
A: Yes, Briefings at FT. Bragg. Information was placed in Mobilization Packets.
Q: Do you ensure that all Detainees are protected, safeguarded, and accounted for from the time of capture until evacuation to designated internment facilities?
A: Yes,
Q: What do you allow a captured/detained person to keep on their person?
A: Detained personnel are authorized to keep nothing on their person except clothes. Detainee's items are kept by printer in the Operations center which is manned 24 hours 7 days a week. The IG recommended that they have a locked container or.cabinet in order to secure detainee's property and appoint an evidence custodian on orders both Primary and Alternate.
Q: Do you tag captured or detained persons or their. property?
A: Yes,
Q: How do you prevent physical or mental torture or coercian of the detained person?
A: By treating the detainee with dignity and respect.
Q: If a detained person refuses to answer your questioning can you? Can you threaten the Detainee? Can you insult the Detainee?
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