Article 32 Proceedings re: Charge Sheet for Additional Charges Against Sergeant Scott A. McKenzie

Article 32 Proceeding Charge Sheet for additional charges against Scott McKenzie for his role in abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. The additional charges are: 1) obstruction of justice; and 2) attempt to impede investigation.

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UCMJ
Doc_date: 
Sunday, November 9, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2005
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CHARGE SHEET
I. PERSONAL DATA
1. NAME OF ACCUSED (Last, First, Middle Initial) McKenzie, Scott A. 2. SSN 3. GRADE OR RANK 4. PAY GRADE SSG E­6
5. UNIT OR ORGANIZATION 6. CURRENT SERVICE
320th Military Police Battalion, 800th MP Brigade a. INITIAL DATE 19930131 b. TERM 11 years
7. PAY PER MONTH 8. NATURE OF RESTRAINT OF 9. DATE(S) IMPOSED
a. BASIC b. SEA/FOREIGN DUTY c. TOTAL ACCUSED N/A
$2,709.60 $250.00 $2,959.60

II. CHARGES AND SPECIFICATIONS
10. CHARGE: VIOLATION OF THE UCMJ, ARTICLE
SPECIFICATION:
ADDITIONAL CHARGE I: VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 134 Specification: In that Staff Sergeant Scott A. McKenzie, US Army, HHD, 320th Military Police Battalion, Camp Arifjan,Kuwait, on active duty did at or near Cam Bucca, Iraq, on or about 16 May 2003, wrongfully endeavor to impede aninvestigation by meeting with MS , SPO and others for the purposeof deciding who would take responsibility for the actions of SSG McKenzie's unit an TO -misrepresent what occurred on ornear Camp Bucca, Iraq on or about 12 May 2003 and by deciding that MS SSG Scott McKenzie, and SPC
aillipwould take responsibility for the actions of SSG McKenzie's unit on o near Camp Bucca, Iraq on or about 12 May
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ADDITIONAL CHARGE II: VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 81 Specification: In that Staff Sergeant Scott A. McKenzie, US Army, HHD, 320th Military Police Battalion Cam Arifjan,uwait e duty did at or near cca, Iraq, on or about 16 May 2003, conspire with MS SGT
and SP to commit an offense under the Uniform Code of Mili ustice, to wit:Obstruction of Justice, by meeting to decidewho would take res risibilityfor the actions of SSG MCKenzie's unit, and in or ffect the object of the conspiracy the said MS SSG McKenzie, SG n, and SPC
cided who would take responsibility for the actio "b SSG cKenzie's unit and toEifirEpreient -ivbat occurred on or
near Camp Bucca, Iraq on or about 12 May 2003, and that misrepresentations were made
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PREFERRAL
11a. NAME OF AC ER (Last, First, Middle Initial) b. GRADE c. ORGANIZATION OF ACCUSER MM CFLCC
e. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
20030927

AFFIDAVIT: Before me, the undersigned, autho ed by la.to dminister oath in cases of this character, personally,.
Ia.
appeared the above named accuser this 4' tfrix.ay of ...er•-t ¦ , . 41re., an. srgne• t e oregoing
charges and specifications under oath that he/she is a perso subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and that
he/she either haspersonal knowledge of or has invests ated the matters set forth therein and that the same are true to the best of his/her d belief.
(7) ZCCFLCC

T e 'ame Organization of Officer
MAI Article 136, UCMJ
Official Capacity to Administer Oath (See R.C.M. 307(b)_must be commissioned officer)

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12.
On 2,7 5-te0,,her-3, 2003 , the accused was informed of the charges against him/her and of the
name(s) of the accuser(s) known to me (See R.C.M. 308(a)). (See R.C.M. 308 if notification cannot be made.)

HHD, 320th Military Police Battalion
Typed der Organization of Immediate Commander
2LT/0-1
Grade
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IV. RECEIPT BY SUMMARY COURT-MARTIAL CONVENING AUTHORITY
13. The sworn charges were received at 1W S" . hours, ..':\ btip-v--C, or_,Cat
Designation of Command or
Commander, 320th Military Police Battalion
Officer Exercising Summary Court-Martial Jurisdiction (See R.C.M. 403)
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Commander
me of Officer .. .-Official Capacity of Officer Signing
LTC/0-5
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V. REFERRAL; SERVICE OF CHARGES
14a. DEISIGNATION OF COMMAND OF CONVENING AUTHORITY b. PLACE . c. DATE (YYYYMMDD)

Third U.S. Army/CFLCC .Camp Doha, Kuwait IS taovevitsex doos
Referred for trial to the court-martial convened by
General Court-Martial Convening Order

Number 6, This Headquarters, .

dated July 3 , subject to the following instructions: 2 None.
2003

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By of
Commald Lieutenant General :David II_ MeriernAn
Command or Order
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Chief Paralegal, CFLCC FWD
Official Capacity of Officer Signing
Sergeant Major

'Grade
15.
On ,,At103 I (es4leeel-to-13a) served a copy hereof on teacklaa4the above named accused.
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-.. Captain
ype e of Trial Counsel Grade or Rank of Trial Counsel
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FOOTNOTES: 1 -When an appropriate commander signs personally, inapplicable words are stricken.
2- See R.C.M. 601(e) concerning instructions. If none, so state.

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