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

Article 32 Proceeding Charge Sheet for charges against Scott McKenzie for his role in abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison. The charges are: 1) dereliction of duty; 2) maltreatment of detainees (three counts); 3) aiding and abetting in maltreatment of detainees; 4) making Official False statements to investigators; and 5) assault (four counts).

Doc_type: 
UCMJ
Doc_date: 
Sunday, July 13, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2005
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CHARGE SHEET
I. PERSONAL DATA
1. NAME OF ACCUSED McKenzie, Scott A. (Last. First. MI) 12. SSN • 3. GRADE OR RANK 4. PAY GRADE SSG E6
5. UNIT OR ORGANIZATION 6. CURRENT SERVICE
HHC, 320th Military Police Battalion Camp Bucca, Iraq 09375 ....4....) ---­5-A_•Pit...) — S...- a. INITIAL DATE 19930131 b. TERM 11 years

7. PAY PER MONTH 8. NATURE OF RESTRAINT OF ACCUSED 9. DATEISI IMPOSED
a. BASIC 1 b. SEA/FOREIGN DUTY i c. TOTAL
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2,959.60 N/A2,709.60 il - 250.00 ;
II. CHARGES AND SPECIFICATIONS
10. CHARGE: VIOLATION OF THE UCMJ, ARTICLE
SPECIFICATION; CHARGE I: VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 92 Specification 1: In that Staff Sergeant Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 320th Military Police Battalion, Camp Bucca, Iraq, on active duty, who knew of his duties at or near Camp Bucca, Iraq, on or about 12 May 2003, was derelict in the performance of thoseduties in that he willfully failed to safeguard from assault or abuse captured Iraqi prisoners of war that he was escorting from Talil Air Base, Iraq, to Camp Bucca, Iraq, as it was his duty to do.
CHARGE II: VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 93 —,
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Specification 1: In that Staff Sergeant Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 320th Mili ucca Ira on or near Camp Bucca, Iraq, on or about 12 May 2003, did maltreat and a person subject to his orders, by throwing him to the ground striking him on the head an egs as w to e inprocessingtent.
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Specification 2: In that Staff Sergeant Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 320th MilitaryPolice Battalion, Camp Bucca Iraq, onactive du or near Camp Bucca, Iraq, on or about 12 May 2003, did maltreat person subject to his orders, by dragging him by his armpits across the ground.
- . Specification 3: In that Staff Sergeant Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 320th Military Police Battalion Cam Bucca, Ira , onactive near Camp Bucca, Iraq, on or about 12 May 2003, did aid and abet in the maltreatment of
person subject to his orders, by holding his legs apart, and by encouraging other soldiers to kick him, while other U.S. so iers kick in the groin, face and abdomen.
Specification 4: In that Staff Sergeant Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 0th Militar P 1 - ton Camp Bucca, Iraq, onactive duty, at or near Camp Bucca, Iraq, on or about 12 May 2003, did maltrea person subject to hiorders by throwing him to the ground on his face and stepping on his previously injured Arm.
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1111 PREFERRAL
11e SER (Last, First. MI) , b. GRADE c. ORGANIZATION OF ACCUSER 02 320th MP Battalion

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AFFIDAVIT: Before me, the undersigned, authorized by law to administer oaths in cases of this character, personally appeared the above named accuser this 13 4..' clay of -is, ,-.1.9-2'')" , and si ned the for oin• char es and s. - ifications u r oa t , e she is a person subject to the inform Code of Military Justice and that he/she either has personal knowledge of or
has investigated the matters set forth therein and that the same are true to the best of his/her knowledge and belief.
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,..e Official Capacity to Administer Oath (See R.C.M. 307(b) - must be commissioned officer)
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Specification 5: In that Staff Sergeant Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 320 th
C Military Police Battalion, Camp Bucca, Iraq, on active du at

Bucca, Iraq,
on or about 12 May 2003, did maltreat a person G.)e,_) 4-i. --
subject to his orders, by twisting his previous y injur arm, causing him to scream in (7)(e)
pain.

CHARGE III: VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 107 .
Specification: In that Staff Sergeant Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 320 th
Military Police Battalion, Camp Bucca, Iraq, on active duty, did, at or near Camp Bucca,
Ira , on or about 16 May 2003, with the intent to deceive, make to Special Agent

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United States Army Criminal Investigation Division Command, an official () '-/
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s ement on a DA Form 2823 Sworn Statement, to wit: that he did not see MS 411111.11kick an EPW in the groin, that he did not see SG ck (6.4) . -S-an EPW in the groin, that he did not hold and EPW's ankles while female soldiers kicked (7,tc) .5-
the EPW, that he did not drag an EPW to the searching area, that he did not throw EPWs to the ground, and that he did not kick, punch, or do anything unnecessary to any of the EPWs, or see any of the other MPs do anything unnecessary to the EPWs, which was then known by the said SSG McKenzie to be so false.
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CHARGE IV: VIOLATION OF ARTICLE 128
Specification 1: In that Staff Sergeant Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 320 th (6/0 -
Military Police Battalion, Camp Bucca, Iraq, on active du did, at or near Camp Bucca,

on or May 2003, unlawfully drag
Iraqi prisoner of war, across e groun. y

Specification 2: In that Staff Sergeant Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 320 th Military Police Battalion, Camp Bucca, Jr., on active duty, did, at . • . Cam• Bucca, ra aid and abet Master Sergean d Ser ean (z(c-5-n unlawfully kicking Iraqisoner o war, in the groin, face an. omen, leg andencouraging G41111111.to kick him.
Specification 3: In that Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Army, HHC, 320 th Military Police
Battalion, Camp Bucca, Iraq, on active dut did at or n ucca, Iraq, on or
about 12 May 2003, unlawfully thro Iraqi prisoner

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of war, to the ground on his face, and stepped on his previously injured ann.
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Specification 4: In that Scott Alan McKenzie, U.S. Arrny, HHC, 320 Military Police
Battalion, Camp Bucca, Iraq, on active
about 12 May 2003, unlawfully throw

an Iraqi prisoner of war, to the ground and strike him on the legs as he walked to
Apr
e mprocessing tent.
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