CID Report: 0234-04-CID259-80271

CID Report of investigation regarding alleged assault on detainee. Detainee was captured on July 3, 2004 in Baghdad. He was transported to a detention facility near Al Satar City, on Rashad Base, where he stayed for one night. He was then transported to an unknown facility about 45 minutes travel time from the first facility. The detainee was blindfolded with a cloth during transport, but not in detention. He was put in a cell by himself for 16 days. On the ninth day he was screaming in his cell, because he did not like being by himself. Three U.S. soldiers entered the cell, pushed him to the floor, cuffed his hands behind his back with metal cuffs, and tied his feet with plastic cuffs. The detainee began to thrash because he was scared. The soldiers then placed him on a stretcher face down, and placed another stretcher on his back, and tied the two stretchers with ropes, pinning the detainee between them. The soldiers then turned the stretchers over. The detainee was left in that position for three hours. He screamed for help and felt pain in his right wrist. Finally, a doctor came into the room and cut the ropes and removed the handcuffs.

Investigation concludes that there was probable cause to believe the detainee was not abused and that “personnel used justifiable means to control [the detainee] during his seizures by placing him between two stretchers.”

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Investigative File
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Monday, August 2, 2004
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
7e MILITARY POLICE DETACHMENT (CID) (FWD)
rd MILITARY POLICE GROUP (CID)
UNITED STATES ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
BAGHDAD, IZ
APO AE 09342

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2 Aug 04
CIMPR-FR
MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: CID REPORT OF INVESTIGATION - INITIAL/ FINAL/ SSI - 0234-04-CID259-80271-45C2/5Y2 r7/5X1
DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS OF OCCURRENCES: 1:: JUL 2004/0001 HRS - 13 JUL 2004/2400 HRS; UNKNOWN DETENTION
1..FACILITY. IZ
DATE/TIME REF ORTED: 27 JUN 2004, 0900 HRS
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SAINVESTIGATED By;..SA
SUBJECT: 1. (NONE); [ASSAULT (UNFOUNDED)] [CRUELTY AND MALTREATMENT
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(UNFOUNDED)] [CONSPIRACY (UNFOUNDED)]
DRS# , CIV; ISN UNKNOWN;MIMEN
VICTIM: 1.
E; (NFI) LT (UNFOUNDED)] [CRUELTY AND
DATE OF C
MALTREATMENT (UNFOUNDED)] [CONSPIRACY (UNFOUNDED)]

INVESTIGATIVE SUMMARY:
On 27 Jul 04, thi ; office received a Memorandum of Transmittal (MOT) 0114-04-CID789, from
the Prisoner Inte view/Interrogation Team (PIT), 75 th Military Police Detachment, Baghdad Central Confiner ent Facility (BCCF), Abu Ghraib, Iraq APO AE 09342, that the Military Police
Cie,
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as possibly abused while detained at an unknown facility in IZ .reported Mr.. before arrival to..
On 28 Jul 04, thi; office coordinated with CPT -... ., Staff Judge Advocate, who..-70-3/4.--.3
was not abused while detained
opined there wal. probable cause to believe Mr .by U.S. Forces.. 47C.---6 6 6 i - ¶ - - -
.as not abused during
Investigation est ablished probable cause to believe Mr. 6 -7e--eK his detention and personnel used justifiable means to control Mr.. during his seizures by placing him between two stretchers.
STATUTES:
Article 128, UCIVJ: Assault (UNFOUNDED)
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE
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Article 93, UCM.. Cruelty and Maltreatment (UNFOUNDED)

Article 81. UCMJ: Conspiracy (UNFOUNDED)
EXHIBITS/SUBS —ANTIATION:
Attached:

1. Agent's Invest gation Report (AIR) OS 19 Jul 04, detailing the receipt Ow (.,-76--31ginitial complaint;. .flatigtin-w)th SG inee In-processing, and CPT (Dr interviews of M and CP
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2 History and physical exam form, 19 Jul 04, pertaining to Mr
3.
Detainee file o: hmaimp 67e.--zei 64-{e---

4.
Compact disc :ontaining photographs of MAIII11110(USACRC and file copy only).

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5.
AIR of S Alp. 28 Jul 04, detailing the receipt of the Memorandum of Transmittal and 6 7 e.-/r64--( coordination with

frtiA. Not Attached: None. The original of Exiibits 1 and 5 are forwarded with USACRC copy of this report. The original of
E.ybibits. 2.3. ami .1. are maintained in. the. files. c f. 8.C.C.F Eiaglxiad t.
STATUS: This is 3n Initial/ Final Report.
Report Prepared 3y: Report Approved By: . . 4.. •
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pecta ge. S'pecial gent in Charge
Distribution:
1-DIR, USACRC. 6010, 6 14 Street, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5506 (original)
1-Thru: CDR, 221° MP BN (CID), APO AE 09342 Thru: CDR, 3rd MP Group (CID) To: CDR, USAc;IDC, ATTN: CIOP-ZA, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
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1-PMO, MNF-I (e-mail only) .6- 7 e..-/
1-CID LNO, MNF-I, APO AE 09335 (e-mail only)
1-Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Ill Corps, ATTN: CPI..email only)
1-File

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE
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AGENT'S INVESTIGATION REPORT
CID Regulation 195-1
PAGE 1 OF 3 PAGES
DETAILS Basis of Investigation: On 19 Jul 04, this office was notified by the 391 k Military Police (MP) Battalion ) Ba hdad.0 ntrai. Corrfinement Facility (BCCF), Abu Ghraib, Iraq (AC{: , that National Detainee Reporting System (NDRS)
Detainee ,"was possibly abused prior to arriving at BCCF.
Baghdad, iraq;
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nd SA this office, coordinated with SGTAbout 1115 %Au! 111
28(11 MP othpiny, In Processing NCOIC, BCCF, AGI, who ad abrasions on both wrists and an apparent injured
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a• e no allegations of being abused. He further stated the b 7
right wrist. He stated the detaine transporting unit from 1 st Cavalry Division stated there were statements in the detainee file
explaining the injuries.
AGENT'S COMMENT: The transporting unit departed the area prior to this agent arriving at Detainee In Processing. 3
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7.•
ul 04, SA and SA 'stance of Linguist rrr 6)7cwho stated he was captured on 3
this office, interviewed Detainee eteriticin ty near Al Satar City, on Rashad
u 04 in Cl Iraq. He was transported to a
stayed for one night and was then transported to an unknown facility aboutp

Base.
45 minu es ravel time from his previous location. He stated he was blind folded with a cloth tied
around his eyes, but it was removed when he arrived at the facility. He was taken into a cell that
tated he was put in the cell by himself, which he related het ,

had two beds. Detainee did not like. He was in the te I for 16 ays. On the ninth day he stated he was screaming in his cell, because he did not like being by himself. He stated that three US Soldiers entered his cell and pushed him to the floor. The soldiers then cuffed his hands behind his back with metal cuffs and 4stated that he began to thrash because he t7'
tied his feet with plastic cuffs. Detainee ack. He said the soldiers then placed him on
was scared and one of the soldier put his -nee in
cher on his back. They then tied ropes around the

a stretcher face down and placed -between the stretchers. He said he still continued P
stretcher, which pinned Detainee
to twist his shoulders and arms. e sa d the soldiers then turned the stretchers over, which left him
facing upwards. He stated he was there for about 3 hours. He stated he was screaming for help
and his right wrist was going numb and felt like it was cut off. He stated that after three hours, a
doctor came in the room and pushed the soldiers aside. The doctor cut the ropes and removed thp.,
was left to sleep on the floor u til the.next morning. kdoctor o bi

handcuffs. Detainee stated he was not
saw him several times before and after the incident. Detainee
punched, kicked, beat, or slapped in anyway after this incident.

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described the three soldiers as the following:Detainee
Soldier one was described as a dark skinned (not black), muscular, male with a black short beard. Soldier two was described as a white male, average size, with blond hair and no facial hair. Soldier three was described as a tall white male, average size, with blue eyes.- -
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ORGANIZATION
TYPE A EN
PRISONER INTERROGATION TEAM (PIT)(CID)
SA Baghdad Central Confinement Facility, Abu Ghraib 09342

EXHIBIT
SIGNATURE

DATE
19 Jul 04
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CID Regulation 195-1
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DETAILS
All three soldiers were in DCU's.
AGENT'S COMMENT: During the interview, the detainee expressed he did not like being left alone
in rooms. He stated he would become agitated and upset when this happened. When this agent
was escorting him into the interview room, the detainee became visibly upset, with tears in his eyes.
Once the interview was complete, the detainee was placed in a holding room with no other
detainees. He once again became visibly upset and asked to be placed in a cell with other
detainees.
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About 1210, 19 Jul 04, SA.exposed photographs of Detainee.injuries
using a Kodak Digital Camera. .hotographs)

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About 1330, 19 Jul 04, SA.interviewed CPT (DR).
MP BN, Detainee Aid Station ®., BCCF, AGI, who provides a copy o ern..00reening

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conducted at BCCF. He stated he conducted a medical screening on Detainee.
e er being
stated the abrasions to the wrist were consistent with some type of wrist restrain and
left on to long or the person struggling while restrained. He further stated the apparent swelling and
possible broken bone was consistent with a fall. (See Medical Screening)

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stated no X-ray could be conducted at this time due to the X-ray
AGENT'S COMMENT: CP
machine being broken.
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stated a soldier had
AGENT'S COMMENT: The medical screening revealed that
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stated this 6le.­
placed a knee on his wrist while they were restrained. Linguist
discrepancy could be a result of translation.
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coordinated with Detainee In Processing and obtained a copy
About 1500, 19 Jul 04 SA
ainee file. A review of the file revealed extensive medical

of Detainee ike" episodes while detained from 5 Jul 04 until 18 Jul 04. The episodes
documentation of Setztite
were described as the detainee jumping up and down, falling to the ground and screaming. The
detainee also attempted to hurt himself during these episodes. The medical records noted the

ed an incident in which
injuries the detainee received as a result of the incidents. The als co
(See Detainee File)
the detainee was restrained using stretchers, as described by
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3
-7" c who reviewed the medical /
About 1600, 19 Jul 04, SA.coordinate with CPT
e stated the records reflect what' 6;records contained in the de ainee file of Detainee .Detaineehe described more as possible panic attacks on several occ Ions ere consistent Witdetention. He also stated the injuries sustained by Detainee
heiior described by the
documented incidents. He further stated that using stretchers, in
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ORGANIZATION
PRISONER INTERROGATION TEAM (PIT)(CID) Baghdad Central Confinement Facility, Abu Ghraib 09342
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19 Jul 04
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DETAILS
detainee and records, to restrain individuals having similar incidents, is sometimes used in the United States.
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ORGANIZATION PRISONER INTERROGATION TEAM (PIT)(CID) Baghdad Central Confinement Facility, Abu Ghraib 09342
EXHIBIT
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U.S. A Y ME ICAL C•MMAND F El OM OF INFO ATION/
P IVACY ACT SFFICE ATTENTION: MCFP 2050 WORTHO .SUITE 13 FO T SAM UST N, TEXAS 78234-6013
MR. JOHN PETERSON John. Peterson I. @cen. medal, army.mil
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Basis for Investigation: On 27 Jul 04. this office received a Memorandum of Transmittal (()114-04-CID789) from the 75' h Military Nice Detachment, Baghdad Central Correctional Facility ie
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(BCCF). Abu G traib. TZ. that Mr. reported he was abused while detained at an unknown detain nent facility. IZ.
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About 1630. 28 WI 04. SA N.oordinated with CPT St Judge
Advocate (SJA) who opine ere was probable cause to •e ieve .was not 676--6 64-4.
abused while de.ained by U.S. Forces. 11/LAST ENTRY///

SA 78 MP DET Forward (CID) Special Agfa Baghdad, -Iraq APO AE 09342 Date: 28 Jul 04 Exhibit: LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE orm 94.FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
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IVIRAKNOUL ow ACTIVITY 10 italy fisYs
AFXFOLLOtittluly days
MEW KNOWN SUBJ FINALS 15 duty days UNFOUNDED FINALS 15 duty days UNKNOWN SUBJ FINALS 30 cal days
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AGENT'S ACTIVITY SUMMARY Control Number.021,44-C11)259-80271
(CID Regulation 195-I)
`TIME, DATE, AND AGENT 1 SUMMARY OF INVESTIGATIVE ACtIVITY

1020/24 Sep 04 DODIG Review Acknowledgement: RFC 0556-G4-CID001: # 1-4 Need to generate Corrected Final and make it an Intial/Final
6764( 64-4 "C" with the administrative leads listed in the leads remaining. #5 This was identified in AIR Agent's Comment 1330, 19 Jul 04, as a possible translation issue. Need to have statement translated and added as an Exhibit for Corrected Final.
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AGENTS ACTIVITY SUMMARY Control Number
(CID Regulation 195.1)
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TIME, DATE, AND AGENT
SUMMARY OF INVESTIGATIVE A
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0900/ 27 Jul 04., ii BFI: Received MOT from BCCF that Mr' possibly
abused

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1. DATE 2. TIME RECEIVED
27 Jul 04 0900
3. OFFENSE

Aggravated Assault /Cruelty and Maltreatment/Conspiracy/
4. SUBJECT Unknown 4,74.-'4‘f6 --f
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CASE DESCRIPTION

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MP's reported MrallIMPIcould have been abused before arriving to BCCF.
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11. OTHER ACTION 112. CID FUNDS ACTION RQRD COMPL DATE AMOUNT 1-7. CASE NUMBER
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TYPE OF ACTION
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REPORTS

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For Official Use Only Law Enforcement Sensitive

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Prisoner Interview/Interrogation Team (PIT)(CiD)(PND)
755 Military Police Detachment (CIDX -)(FWD)
Baghdad Central Correctional Facility (BCCF)
Abu Ghraib, Iraq APO AE 09342

CIRFR-PIT 19 Jul 04
MEMORANDUM FOR Special Agent in Charge, 78 th Military Police (MP) Detachment (CID), Baghdad, Iraq, APO AE 09342
SUBJECT: Memorandum of Transmittal (0114-04-CID789)
1.
On 19 Jul 04, this office was notified by the 391 st Military Police (MP) Battalion (BN), Baghdad Central nfinement Facility (BCCF), Abu Ghraib, Iraq (AGI), tha 'nee t ;c7c.___(.-1.64....e(

National Detainee Reporting System (NDRS)
g a , Iraq; Bildfidad, Iraq; was possibly abused prior to arriving at B

2.
The results of our preliminary investigative actions are documented in the attached enclosures and are forwarded to your office for action deemed appropriate.

3.
P int of contact for this report is SA :. .at DNVT 550 -or e-mail: 67 66-i us.arm .mil or us.arrn .smil.mil

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Encl(s)
1.AIR of SA PIM ,`MIP"
2.
Medical Screening Special Agent in Charge

3.
Detainee File

4.
Dossier

5.
CD Containing Photographs

For Official Use Only Law Enforcement Sensitive

DODDOACID-005258

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