CID Report Executive Summary (Death): 0271-04-CID014-74360

Email with an executive summary of a CID investigation into validity of statements by a soldier claiming to have been involved in the abuse and murder of Iraqi detainees on January 18, 2004, while he worked in the Intensive Care Ward, Camp Anaconda, Balad, Iraq.

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Investigative File
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Monday, June 28, 2004
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Monday, April 4, 2005
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Executive Summary

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Jill ALLEGED ABUSE OF IRAQI DETAINEES - IRAQ [USACIDC]: Self-initiated. On 23 Jun
04, Army CID initiated a criminal investigation at Ft Bliss, TX upon receipt of information that
a former combat medic who worked in the intensive case ward [ICW], Balad, Iraq, had
allegedly told a social worker at Beaumont Army Medical Center, Ft Bliss, that he had killed
numerous detainees by putting bleach in their IV bags, intentionally cutting their arteries so
they would bleed out, punched them, and spit in their food. Further, that the death
certificates did not indicate any foul play involving their deaths. He told the social worker if he
was asked, he would deny it. When interviewed, the Soldier denied killing or abusing Iraqi
detainees. He said he only performed one IV and various other duties. The Soldier claimed
the social worker misinterpreted what he had said as he was very emotional when he was
talking to her and he did distinguish between his feelings and dreams and reality. He said the
experience he related were all dreams of engaging in this type of behavior, but he never
actually followed through with it. The Soldier worked in the ICW about one month until he
was assigned as the commander's driver. He deployed on 7 Jan 04 and redeployed from
Iraq 31 May 04. The Soldier had met the social worker at a redeployment briefing and
subsequently contacted her indicating that he wanted to talk to her, but did not tell her why.
A check determined no reports of the allegations or investigations being initiated in theater
involving the Soldier or the types of incidents he described. Investigation continues by Army
CID.

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