CID Report: (Death) 0011-03-CID469-79630

A CID Report with several Commander's reports relating to the investigation and punishment of soldiers involved in the drowning death of an Iraqi civilian, Zaydun Ma'mun Fadhil, in Samarra, Iraq on January 3, 2004. Mr. Fadhil drowned after being thrown off a bridge into the Tigris River by solders of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. A First Lieutenant gave orders to his subordinates to have Mr. Fadhil and another victim forced into a river around the Samarra area of Iraq; Mr. Fadhil could not swim and drowned. The Investigation found a cover-up by the command that included the Lieutenant Colonel in command of the Battalion. The soldiers being disciplined here were involved in the incident. The report lists the crimes and individual punishments meted out. The charges include: involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and making an False Official Statement.

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CID
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Wednesday, January 21, 2004
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Monday, September 19, 2005
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10th MIUTARY POUCE BATTAUON'(ClD)
THIRD MIUTARY POUCE GROUP~ USACIOC'
UNITED STATES ARMY.CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND

. . CAMP VICTORY, IRAQ 093;35 .
CIMPX-FB (195-6) 21 Jan 04
MEMORANDUM FOR
Director, U;S.Army Crime Records Center~ U.S. Anny Criminal fuvestigation Command,
6010 6th Street, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5585 .
Special Agent In Cbarge, 43d Military Police Detachment (eID) (FWD), 3d W.litary Police
Group (USACIDC). Tikrit, Iraq APO AE 09323-2647

SUBJECT: Polygraph Examination Report
lNVESTIGA TIVE CASE REFERENCE: 0011-03-CID469-79630-5Hl
AUTHORIZATION NUMBER: 64-0076,21 Jan 04
DATE OF EXAMINATION: 21 J~04
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LOCATION OF EXAMINATION; Tjkri~ Iraq ;\ ,'O,\c, . 'IQ~/;'\ ~"\~'
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OFFENSE: Murder .
. PURPOSE OF EXAMINATION: Criminal Investigation
INVESTIGATIVFJOPERATIONAL SUMMARY: Investigation was initiated on 13 Jan 04,
. when it Was rePorted from F~)fward Operating Base (FOB) Brassfield, S~~ofan
alleged American forces. Prelimjnary investigation revealed
~..V.\ Mr. Iraq (NFI). reported to the Iraqi.Civil Defense
'o";c. aild his cousin, Mr. Zaydun Ma'mun F ADHIL, Sam~Iraq
(NFl) were detained by the American forces which resulted in the death ofMr. FADHIL.

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Further investigation revealed that Mr._approached~ICDC security check point in
S8D)aI'1"a, late. in the evening of3 Jan 04 or early in the moming of4 Jan 04. and reported be
and Mr. FADHIL were sto~searched and J$. detained by the American Forces. .He
reported that after they were detained they were both pushed off of a bridge into a river and
Mr. FADHIL apparently drowned.

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on 15 Jan 04, the remains ofMr. FADHll.., were apparently discovered by the local nationavs and he was soon thereafter b~ed cemetery. Pbot'9graphs were also exposed ofthe human remains. According to . FADHlL had injmies to his head and facial area caused by unknown means. , ofthe h~remains have not yet been collected by USACIDC to confirm the identity ofthe human remBins in relation to Mr. FADHIL .

Attached as Exhibit _ is polygraph Bxamination Report eDA FODl 2802). This exhibit will be
-destroyed not latex than 3 months after the date of the report of iuvestigation (para 2-6b, AR 195-6). The o.riqinal, to include related polyq.raph records, is at the U.S. Army Crime Records Center, USACIDC, 6010 6tl1 street, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5585. Reproduction of this exhibit or its contents Is prohibited.
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On 16 Jan 04, Mr.~interviewed by USACIDC and stated he and Mr. FADHIL
were retmning frommgii"""~ where they had pW"Chased some plumbing supplies. -He stated that abo~2:230" ~!riletraveling to thei.r hom~ in ~they arriv~~the ICDC_ check point. Mt~tedat the check poult their vehicle was searched, theIr identificationS cards were checked, and they were a])owed to proceed However, they were i:nstruc~to immediately go to their residences as the curfew was neamg (2300). Mr._ said they departed the checkpoint and about 2 or 3 kilometers away they appro.aclied an ' oncoming American convoy. He said.rieans stopped their vehicle and iIistructed them
he to exit the vehicle. According to Mr. their vehicle was searched, they were personally searched ~dthen they were handcuffi and-placed inilofa military vehicle, later identified as a B~leYFighting Vehicle (BFV). Mr. stated they Were never informed why they Were being detained but were released before vehicle drove away. He said they got back into their vehicle and drove about 20 meters, when the·same soldiers once again stopped them, handcuffed them agaiiI and placed them in the back ofthe BFV. Mr._ indicated the BFV drove away and about 15 minutes later it stopped and they were ordered to exit the vehicle, and once he got out ofthe vehicie he could see the lightS form the ICDC check point 8nd they were un-cufred and instructed to stand near the bridge. Mr. _ stated once they stood near the bridge, the soldiers instructed them to jump offofit ~they did not a soldier approached MR. FADHIL and pushed him offinto the water and soon after he also was pushed into the water. Mr. _ said when he went into the water he could hear Mr. F ADHIL screaming because he did not kn0EhO Unable to get to him.
swim, but he ~
-due to the strong currents inthe water. Mr. he swam to the shore 'and bid
~usebe could hear the soldiers 1a1J~~ing e incident. Mr:_~Dedthe

, soldier that pushed Mr. FADIDL as skinny, not very taU andbis skiD was'allttledarlrerthan 'white. He was unable to descnbe the' soldier that puShed him into the water and was not sure jf Was the same person or another soldier standing near by. Mr._stated once the soldiers departed he made his way back to the ICDC check point and ~the incident to the Iraqi ~who went back to the riv~with him to assist mtOO search ofMr. FADHIL. He'stated they could not find him arid he spent tOO remainder .ofthe night at the ICDC area The next m~~when he re~to IUs vehicle h~ ~iscovered it ~been destr,oyed by,unknown means. Photographs were exposed ofthe vehicle by a friend and the local community -continued to search for the body ofMr. F ApIDL. The photographs ofthe vehicle were obtained by USACIDC, and a review ofthe prints depJcts enormous damage to the vehicle and . a trailer, apparently caused by a BFV numing completely over it
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the night ofthe incidtmt were intCiviewed. .. PFC \L-5" Each of cleared by thtmselves.. TIu?Y stated that b 1 c....)"
about 15 minutes after releasing th~vehicle they observed an American convoy stop near the bridge and remain there for about Sminutes. Tbey were unabJe to see any specific acts or movements and were unable to hear what was being said,·although they said they could·hear ~~e.ta)~ing "They.stated !bat about ~ minUtes. ~the CO~O}'~they ob~rved @D. \'l.. ~4 mdivl(lual approaching theIr check POlDt, later Jdentified as Mi.-..''I'bey.satd he was \01 (..-'1
. soa,king wet and infonned them that the AmeriCans had tJuown he and Mr. FADIDI., 1iom the bridge into the water. Members ofthe ICDC a8Ststed in a search for Mr. FADHa, but were uJiable tolocate the body.
Additional investigative activities resulted in·the identification oftbe soldiers involved in this· ... incident This was accomplished by obtaining historical data ofp3rticular uints and their mission for that particular date and location. As a result ofthis investigative activity, the particular soldiers involved were interviewed and all denied any wrongdoing pertaining to this investigation. .
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Company, lISth Infantry, Stated they stopped the a curfew ind the Iraqi's were ~edHe stated he did not exit his vehicle but heard What was 1Ianspiring over the radio and that he called·the 11;_to
uest permission to run over the detainee's vehicle. with his BFV. According to SSG he was denied permission and the convoy ~withthe detainees in.the ntB , and their. vehicle left behind undamaged.. SSG ~latedthat a few nnnutes latertbe convoy stopped and he heard the detainees were being released because ofa shortage at the detention facility. SSG_saidas the convoy drove away he observed the two detainees standing near tb~~ denied he witnessed, assisted, OJ;' conspired with anyone to throw the twodetafuees into the river. He also denied he or ~yoneelSe in the convoy drove over the detainee's vehicle with
theirBFV. ..
On 16 Jan 04. 1 ACompany,lJSth~ interviewed and apy ... to this investigation. lLT__stated his unit was returning from their nightly patro~and
sto a vehicle that contained two
Iraqi's for a curfew viol~on. He stated SGT . . to him that one ofthe ~dividuaJs had a false identifiCation card as the photogrBp appeared to·be that ofa younger individual. lLT~rd~that thetwo Iraqi's be detained. and placed in the rear of their ~FV. ~said that once they were moving again, with~,he realized the detention facility was closed so he st2E.!!!Lordered SGT~remove the tIexi­cuffs and release the detainees. lLT~idonce that ~accomplished they began
. rolling out and he looked in the mirror and observed the two detainees .standing on the north
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Attached as Exhibit _ is Polygraph Examination Report (M FOllll 2802). This exhibit w1.l..l be
destroyed not.later than 3 months after the date of the r~rt of investigation (para 2-6h, AR
195-6). The.origi.na1, to include related· polygraph records, is at. the U.S. Anny Crime Records
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Center, USAClDC, 6010 street, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5585. Reproduction of this exhibi.t. or its contents is prohibited.
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side oftbe road as the convoy drove away. lLT_deniedhe orc:Ie.recL witnessed, or had any knowledge ofthe two detainees being thrown intO the river.

two detainees. He stated SOT him with the knife and then p~,whi , ' from the two detainees., SPC~that were removed, SOT_old tbetwo detainees to Jeave~ and the ~'ofthem got back inside the BFY'~He said the last time he saw the two 'd~they were wa1king along the side oftbe road
On 16 Jan 04, SGT! A ComPany,. 1/Sihlnfantry" was interviewed under D any g ling pertaining to this
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investigation. SGT ~they stopped the v~clefor: a cmfew violation and
during a search they~eofthem had a false identification card Itwas then ' decided to detain the two Iraqi's~ SOT~tedthey loaded the two Iraqi's into 'the
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Hesaidabo~ 15~eavi. gth him to release the detainees; so he" SPC mid ~exited vebJICIC. retrlOV'fm the cuffs, and 'left the two)raqi's . g on the Side~sor sUlted that when he got back into the BFY, the two lraqi',s were still standiD.g on road He also stated ~did not knowthey were ~ocated near ariver or bridge, , because,it was dark and h~ couldn't see. Jtshould,benoted that there was a ligbt near the bridge and the ICDC checkpoint had mnnerous lights ill1Jininati~ the immediate area, and

"oth~interviewed were 'aware ofthe bridge being there. SGT~hesthe description prOyi~urvivingvictim ofthe individual ~.FADlllL from the bridge." SOT_co~tinuedto ,deny he pushed either ofthe two Iraqi's into the 'riYer', denied he observed either ofthe two IraQi's beiDg push~into the riVer, and denied he planned with ,any members ofhis unit to conceal the act ofpushil:lg the two Iraqi's into the ' river. '

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•;andS~C company, 1~ interviewed ' ofwrongdoing pertaining tQ this investigation. Each ofthem wete in the back ofanothef BFV and apparently n~dismo~their vehicle.
On 16 Jan 04, 'sp~interviewed und~advi~entanddenied any"
, wrongdoing pertaining to this inVestigation. SPC~after ,they had detained the

h:w Iraqi's. th~ppedand were instructed to releaSe the two detainees. He said
himself, SPC _ and the BFVand he puDed security. SPC
_removed the cUff~ and He stated they escOrted the
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195-6). i'he originaJ., to include related polygraph records, is at the v.s. ~Crime Records center, USACIDC, 6010 6tb street, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5585. Reproduction of this exhibit or its contents is prohibited.

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near the bridge on the rigbt side ofthe ~JeJDoved the cuffs, and SGT
told tbem (the detainees) to leave. SPC~tatedthe last time he saw the two d~sthey we~~dingon the side ofthe ~as ~convoy ~eparted. SPC_ was offered the opportumty to UJidergo a polygraph exaniinatiol'l toventy thetrutbfutneSS of
. s statement, to which he agreed. .

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Attached as Exhibit __ is Polygraph Examiilation Report. (M FOal 2802). This exhibit wiil. be destroyed not later than 3 months after the date of the report. of investigation (para 2-6h, M 195-6). The odqinal, to include related polY9raph records, is at the U.S. ADly Crime Reco.rds CeDter, USACIDC, 6010 6tb street, Ft. Be1voir, VA 22060-5585. Reproduction of t:hi.s WIlUbit or its contents is prohibited.
000-024419

ItlfitiiTriatiion toiW' f:\E! aC~~f!:ltE;iy jq~l1tffied• . f~f;l)f~f~ffl'jfi~~n~' ,,1rt~~;
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• Or. {F~r ~i~/ljans'iip~ subp.~i ro the iJCtWJ !hllys'the rlal'!t to taik privlltely to iI.lawyer befo(e. d4ring, im.d aft'!" que~oning I[In(! to have Ii lawyer prese;,~ with.
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i arn now wilting to discuss the offenseisl under invesllig,ltio" a statemel!t without tillkiriQ to a laWyer first and with!lut
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A: .. ~. di~ri·t r~mem.b.~r teiUng y64 that before ang thati $ not something that I·would n()rrn.atIY teU my $oldl~t§ to'd;a.., ' ' .
Q: Oid yoii obserVeth~ rei$a$~ of the ~qIraqi detainees?:
A:l observed tne\TI(soldlers. and detainees) dismouotthe.e.FV ~nd move to the ,NofthiJ;ltQ a grav~t clearing $re~ and.: then I sa.w m~soldIers return 19 th~ BFV,Q,: Have. you been back to the'bicldEmt i6catlQ.nsinC$ that night? .
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cf~\a·ih¢e~\ti~r~. PU~be,q6(fQ:r~d {b.lGmp ~to the riv$r?· . ,g, .... " '. ".. ' .. , A; I p,ref$f riot to ar1$V\ier thc!t question, Q:Before anyone wa$ detained'that evening. were you ~warethaHt was ~iscLl~$ed to have a d~tainee thrown or forC(:ld to jump into the rw.er? ~
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Q; ,If th$. 'CMOC. Wa$ pnaple to process the. two. detainees; Why weren't they taken ,
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A~ Tl1ere'J$n't ooe'oth$rthan FOB B.ra.$$fiel;J1Mora a.nd f dicJnit thInk these
det~'nees, be.1o'nge.d th~re~. The detention facility there is for people detained in
Jaid§, 119t. really fot acurfew, vrolatl6n~', , ' . " .
Q: Pid yoi.J ever acknowledge to yq~t comma.nder that rnembel"$ of your platoon did in fa.c.t throwo[ Cause' ~n lr~qidetc:li!iee to. g() into, any body of water"­'A~ ,l'~ rath~r not an$Wer t~a.t qU¢ls.tl9.ri~:' ~,-&-; b1c~$, " ' '
, Q: Oi# Your pl~tooDtake Ml\J _JQthe incident location to demonstrate wh~t h~d'occurred? "'-,S',T'/·":·::-.;, " , ' A; i-I~Wa$ with us one' of times Wefwent back th~re" " l~_!f b..,c....s
Q: Oid YOU d~monstrate for MAJ'~h~~happened,?,v J-"
, A: No, He just wanted to. go to ~~6nwhere'the alleged incident occLirred. ' , .Q~7':~i.,Q1~~$ , d:Oi~ ¥OLi verbaily state to'MAJ _heevents that oCCUrred when the
, two qetain$.es W$t~ rel~a.$$d? ,,,:,":"',,.," , A:jid'rather~()t ~lIiswerthat qUestion,",.' , , g: !Jidy6~ conspire to. have these ~odetainees released into th$ water!~iY7r 1 /' v" that night? ' , " " "'i)P-oJ) '" ',. --",:e'~~~"{~~~trn~~t~ElSW~f~t~at."q~e.SJ,i~~~$tf,~,,~~,~~~:,~~tf?.f!.bf€::ir_~_ ~_,_~ Q~ What waS the date, on the night this' occ,i,Jrred? "~ "
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Anvthirig i say QT ~o can ~Ii~ed as evi~enc:e a~ainst lI)e in a ¢lTlinal trial •

. (For pe;;'~nne)~u~iec~ othll UC;M..) I flave tj,e rigllt ~otalk prIvately to' a lawyer !efore. dl,l.ing. end aftar questioning and 10 haife a lawyer present with rna, ciUii'riQ questicirling: This lawviir c~!a .~ civilia\i iawyer i arrange for at no e~pense i~ the Gpvemm~t or ~ military I~wyer detailed f9r me at no expense to me. or both ..
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1 Photograph depicting the pump house area
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2 Photograph dep~the area where Mr. FADHIL and Mr._stood when their flexi b' qb7(-7, (1­
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4 Photograph depicting a soldier standi~';L~i 6l:,-L1 the location where Mr. FADHIL and Mr ........o ) were forced into the river_
5 Photograph depicting the vegetation area where Mr. FADHIL climbed out of the river.
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SUBJECT: Transliter~tion of a one page letter written in Arabic, transliterated by.
_ Titartlntetptetet, De.tainee Central Collection Point, Forward oPerating Base,
Jro'ii"HOr'Se, Tikrit, Iraq, on 9 February 2004 at 1330 houtS, local, in response to a tequest
by Special Agent_US Army CID.
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In the name of God the merciful
NOTUNDERSTOOD (Direct quotes from the Koran, very proper Arabic)
And after: God had created humans and preferred them over all other creations.
NOT UNDERSTOOD (Direct quotes from the Koran, very proper Arabic)
Nobody has the right to destroy tJrls creation, or take this life to a place ofdestruction or sabotage, and his body is protected in life and death, and is forbidden to be disturbed even after death, and nobody has the right to hurt the body in anyway. Even after death, nobody has the right to cremate the body or break any ofits bones. Also, nobody has the right to step or sit on the grave. Also, the rules say you are prevented from. exhuming the grave to remove the body, unless it is very important to do so.
. b7C:-; I ~h-3 ~~Iob-:7 On the question ofMr.~regardingthe eXhuming o~.
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Zaydoon's body in ord~fthedeath and solve a mystery by
opening the grave.
I declare under God:
. By law, the opening ofthe grave, as long as there is an important need to open it, with knowledge that this action will not be in conflict with the dead person's rights under the Koran, and has be~n detennined as necessary and as defined in. the law ofthe Koran, is hereby approved by God, without whom nothing is possible. .
Dr. b7L-~I bb-:5
Director, Head ofReligious Counsel in Salah Aldeen
Imam and Preacher, The Big Mosque, Samarra

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