DOD Memo: From Secretary of Defense: Procedures for Investigation into Deaths of Detainees in the Custody of the Armed Forces of the United States, June 9, 2004

This document is a Department of Defense (DOD) Memo from the Secretary of Defense, Donald H. Rumsfeld, to top DOD Department heads outlining procedures for investigating deaths of detainees in the custody of the Armed Forces. The memo states that investigative agencies and the medical examiner must be contacted immediately, and an autopsy is performed, and a Manner of Death shall be determined, unless the Armed Forces Medical Examiner decides on an alternative handling of the detainee.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Doc_handwriting: 
No
Doc_nid: 
10915
Doc_type_num: 
63