CID Report (Death): 0330-04-CID259-80335-5H1A; Qassim Hassim, Al Thawra, Iraq, August 18, 2004 ("Homicide")

A CID investigation into the death of Qassim Hassim, an Iraqi civilian who was killed by an American Sergeant just outside Sadr City, Iraq. According to the report, a vehicle Mr. Hassim was was traveling in was stopped by US soldiers because it was believed to be hostile. After the vehicle was immobilized using force, the soldiers found and treated several Iraqi civilians. Mr. Hassim was suffering from open chest wounds and was deemed to be untreatable at the scene. In an act that became the subject of this CID Investigation, the soldiers decided "to shoot the victim to alleviate his suffering." All the soldiers gave sworn written statements to the events that night. Charges against a Second Lieutenant (2LT) who was present were dismissed. The two (2) Staff Sergeants (SSG) received 1 year of confinement, a demotion. This file has interviews and other evidence gathered in the investigation.

Doc_type: 
Investigative File
Doc_date: 
Friday, March 24, 2006
Doc_rel_date: 
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Doc_handwriting: 
No
Doc_nid: 
10942
Doc_type_num: 
66