CID Report Executive Summarys (Death): 0133-04-CID452-63629 & 0078-04-CID369-69288

Email with an executive summary of investigations into a recordable compact disc containing images of suspected detainee abuse in in Afghanistan between January 11 and January 19, 2004. The images on the CD depicted U.S. soldiers holding weapons on hooded and bound local nationals and wrestling with hooded and bound local nationals. There were also photographs of blood stains at various locations and two photographs of a local national that had been killed by gunshot. Summary notes that investigation continues by Army CID.

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Investigative File
Doc_date: 
Monday, June 28, 2004
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Monday, April 4, 2005
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Executive Summary Pertains to USACIDC ROI 0/33" 0 1-~Ifl.. 'IY;;-6Jt~9 {)01g-~d~., ~/D3b?,-6f2-g? . • Previously Released on .. ;L? r~» tJ5 ~7 O"f 01 • DODDOACID 009384 From: Sent: Monday, 28 June, 2004 17:27 To: ARMYWTCH; CO! 'CSA XO; CO! d DASXO; COL ,==It:CSA XO; COL~TIGXO; COL G-3 XO; COL • I ASA (M&RA) XO; COl Acting SAXO; COL 3: T JAGXO; CW5 j SEC Army, ; OGe. Cc: COL Donald COL G3/AOC; Subject: EXSUM [Suspected Detainee Abuse] EXSUM is provided to ArmyWatch for filing purposes only as all approved distribution is complete. LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 28 Jun 04 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [UJ SUSPECTED DETAINEE ABUSE -AFGHANISTAN [USACIDC]: Self-initiated. On 24 Jun 04, Army CID initiated a criminal investigation upon receipt of information from the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Bagram Air Field, that during an office cleanup personnel discovered a recordable compact disk [CD-R] that contained images suspected to be detainee abuse. A review disclosed 22 images. Three of the images show Soldiers brandishing weapons at bound and masked persons who are suspected to be detainees; eight images of of apparent blood stains on the ground and on a ladder; two images depict an apparently dead local national with a gunshot wound to the right upper chest; eight images depict some Soldiers in a unit setting and apparently horseplaying among themselves; and the last image depicts a vista view from what might be a lookout point. The location is unknown, but the Soldiers all appear to be from B Co, 2/22d Inf Bn, Ft Drum, NY who were deployed to Afghanistan. It has not yet been determined if the death was combat related or as a result of foul play, or who had possession of the CD-R prior to its being discovered. Investigation continues by Army CID. 1ot-c-1 fo6-1 ~/ IililliiiiltCI0P- COP~ .1cJ~-( . ~Ivoir.army.mil APPROVED BY: COL ~b~'"\l '0(0-/ FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 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 DODDOACID 009385 . Executive Summary • Pertains to USACIDC ROI 0133., 0'-1'" CID'f.!J-.2-t:,36-7r atJ 7(:" t)~., 8/061, 9-t, 9bl-~R • Previously Released on e:z~ Jh~ o$' ~7 ~"f o,y' • DODDOACID 009386 1o'}C-1 ,bb-( From: I j Sent: Friday, 02 July, 2004 1f31 b1-(.-I, bfrl h1-c..-/ , be-I To: CW5;. I CW5;___._. Subject: EXSUM: Afghan Photos k;~1 ••, Please file with all our other exsums, since COL ...sent this start over to the DAS. ~"I,f.Xp-{ . . -----Original Message-kKAbb-{ From: _ I COL Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 5:39 PM To: T COLDAS -/ Cc: Coggin, James A MG VDAS; Ryder Donald J . ......COLCIDC Afghan Photos DAS called me this a.m. and asked for update by COB today. Please call if any questions. Thanks. m~(lf6-1 LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 2 Jul 04 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY [UJ UPDATE -POSSIBLE DETAINEE ABUSE -AFGHANISTAN [USACIDC]: This responds to a request from the DAS for an investigative status update. As noted in the EXSUMs of 28 Jun and 1 Jul 04, Army CID initiated a criminal investigation upon receipt of information from the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Bagram Air Field, that during an office cleanup personnel discovered a recordable compact disk [CD-R] that contained images of possible detainee abuse involving apparent members of B Co, 2/22d Inf Bn, 10th Mtn Div, Ft Drum, NY. Since the last EXSUM, the division Chief of Staff has been briefed on this matter. He was not familiar with any of the events depicted on the CD, but in regards to the depicted deceased person he could only speculate that it might be a photograph of a local national who had attempted a bombing attack and had been killed before succeeding. It has been determined that . the former 10th Mtn Div SJA (L TC.-, did not know of any AR 15-6 investigationsMC-3, ~-3 conducted by the division that coincided with any of the events depicted on the CD. Further, he advised that he was not aware of any such CD contained in any of his offices at Bagram, but that the disk may have been kept in Trial Defense.· The Trial Defense Service attorney for the 10th Mtn Div has been located and interviewed. He advised that neither the CD nor the events depicted were related to any clients or actions that he worked while in Afghanistan, and he denied that the CD had been left in his office at Bagram. A review of an AR 15-6 investigation conducted on an element of the 2/22d Inf Bn disclosed it concerned a juvenile who had been killed in an offensive operation, and that it did not pertain to any of the events depicted on the CD. Attempts are on-going to effect interviews through leave addresses and phone numbers, when persons are not physically available for interview, with the leadership and members of B Co, 2/22d Inf Bn in an attempt to ascertain the nature and vud·1 . - DODDOACID 009387 circumstances of the events depicted on the CD. Thus far, no one interviewed has been able to positively state the nature of the images. Although the division is willing to issue a recall to all individuals on leave, that measure has not been requested until it can be established that an actual crime has occurred. Investigation continues by ArmyCID. 101(.-I,kR-/ • 1_'elvoir.army.mil APPROVED BY: COL ,*~/(~-( FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 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. DODDOACID 009388

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2464
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66