CID Report Executive Summary: 0149-03-CID469-60209

Email with an executive summary of investigation into the death of an Iraqi enemy prisoner of war. Obeed Hethere Radad was confinded in an isolation cell with his hands secured. A guard claimed he thought Radad was trying to escape and shot him once through the arm and abdomen with his M-16 rifle. Investigation determined that the soldier had not followed the use of force rules, which mandated a graduated response when using force on a detainee.

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Investigative File
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Thursday, September 18, 2003
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Monday, April 4, 2005
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Executive Summary • I s sEP o3 Pertains to USACIDC ROI 00'03' arigilw 4404 Previously Released on 427 Oci e+1 DODDOACID 009372 From: Sent:.liscirsrember 18, 2003 09:24 To:.ARMYWTCH; BG Davis, DAMO-ODZ; COL SUSAXO; COL 11/1011.DASXO; COL.CSA XO; COLIMA TIGXO; COL 1111/1111111. G-3 XO; COLIN., SAXO; COLON." ASAMRA XO; COL 111111, VCSAXO; COL MN, TJAGXO; wow OGC Cc:.liMMINIMPCW3; COLUMN. COLUMN. COL INENIMIIIIIIMINIPDonald Ryder;emplimmimmip COL Army G3/AOC; IIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIOI Subject:.Exsum (EPW Shot/Killed by Soldier) EXSUM is provided to ArmyWatch for filing purposes only as all approved distribution has been completed. LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE UNCLASSIFIED 18 September 2003 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY JUl SHOOTING OF EPW BY U.S. SOLDIER - TIKRIT, IRAQ fUSACIDC1: Self-Initiated. On 15 Sep 03, CID was notified of the killing of an Iraqi enemy prisoner of war (EPW) that occurred on 11 Sep 03. SPC1111111.111111111 ¦11111., 4th ID, a guard at an EPW facility in Tikrit, fatally shot Mr. Obeed Radad, an EPW captured on 31 Aug 03. About 2315, 11 Sep 03, Radad was confined in an isolation cell with his hands secured by flexi­ cuffs. 111111111111M1Pclaimed Radad was "fiddling" with his cuffs and trying to speak with another EPW in an adjacent cell. Radad allegedly then leaned through the concertina wire surrounding the cage. 11111111111111111. claimed he thought Radad was trying to escape and shot him once through the arm and abdomen with his M-16 rifle. Radad was evacuated to a medical aid station and subsequently died at 2330, 11 Sep 03. Investigation determined 1111111111111•had not followed the use of force rules, which mandated a graduated response when using force on EPW. Interviews of other soldiers and EPW revealed on 10 Sep 03, 111.111111111111111.was observed yelling and acting aggressively towards Radad. Negative media attention is anticipated. CW3.11.111111 C10P-COP 614K t OC71 —.- elvoir.army.mil APPROVED BY: COLON.. l, (ofo -( LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE • - All information related to this matter is law enforcement sensitive and should be restricted. Any premature release of case-sensitive information could jeopardize the investigation and affect successful prosecution. This information is protected by the Privacy Act. By law and regulation it may not be disclosed to any person or organization outside the Department of Defense without the individual's authorization and prior approval of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. !0}c-'l 3 .36,-4 3 DODDOACID 009373

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2458
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