DOD PowerPoint Presentation re: Deaths of Detainees Under U.S. Military Control

DOD Presentation re: Deaths of Detainees Under U.S. Military Control PowerPoint Presentation.

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Thursday, May 20, 2004
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Detainee Deaths in
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• TOTAL: 59 —Iraq: 55 -Afghanistan: 4
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5 "Unknown Causes"

Case # Circumstances Autopsy Done Investigation / 0 of 5 Disposition
None 3 reported as heart attack No/not reported .
None • 1 found dead in bed No/not reported

None 1 died after falling in hospital (was No/not reported having chest pain)
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3 "Unnatural Causes"
Case # Circums6xes Autopsy Done? Investigation / 3 of 3 Disposition
A02-93 1 blunt force injuries found Yes
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A02-05 1 blunt force to lower Yes
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Fofensic Definitions

Cause of death:

— The disease, injury or abnormality that alone or in combination is responsible for initiating the
sequence of functional disturbances that eventually ends in death


Manner of death:

— A classification of the way in which the cause of death came about with reference to personalcausation. it is the way in which the cause of death came about and designates thecircumstance under which the cause of death arose. It explains how the cause of deathcame about. An opinion of the forensic pathologist based on the known facts concerning the f.qirc umstances leading up to and surrounding the death, the autopsy findings, and laboratory
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— Accepted manners of death are: Natural, Accident, Suicide, Homicide, and Undetermined. c a
Homicide: c

A death that results from the intentional (explicit or implied) or grossly reckless behavior of
another person or persons.


Homicide is not synonymous with murder (a legal determination) and includes both criminal
actions and excusable incidents (i.e. self-defense, law enforcement, combat).


Accident.

— A death that results inadvertently or where no harm was intended (explicit or implicit).


Undetermined manner of death: Indicates there is insufficient information about the circumstances of the death to make a

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Purpose
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• Detainee Deaths in • US-Controlled Prisons
As of May 20, 2004
• TOTAL: 59
• - Iraq: 55

Afghanistan: 4


Guantanamo Bay: 0

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• Iraq
• 55 detainee deaths (all prisons) —21 killed by enemy mortar attack at Abu Gharib
— 8 died during riots or escape attempts •
—11 died of natural causes (tuberculosis, heart disease, medical conditions)

1 accidental death (heat stroke)


6 died of °unnatural causes"


5 died of "unknown causes"


3 pending medical examiner ruling

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6 "Unnatural Causes"

Case I anannotanees Autopsy Done investigation Disposleon
AOS.51 I airangulabon Found outside Isola** is* yes
03-273 03-504 03-571 1 closed head injury; Died 12 ha after escape attempt 1 blunt force trauma and choidng • Died during interrogathn 1 blunt force trauma and choking Died durhg interrogation Yes yes •
04-014 1 blunt hem trauma and choking Gagged in standing restraint
1 gunshot wound to abdomen: "Shot without provocation' No/not . rePorted
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5 "Unknown Causes"

Case None Circumstances. 3 reported as heart attack • Autopsy Done 0 cd S No/not waled .• Investigstkm Disposition .
None 1 found dead In bed Nornol morbid
1 died attar failing in !toward (ose having cheat pain) . Newt reported

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3 Pending Medical Examiner Ruling
Cass • arourostancea Autopey Dona Invosrigatieml 3013 Disposition
04-309 I died sleeping affix inierr494675 Yes; results pendina
• 04-357 I suspected head attack Yes; results pending
04458 I unknown history Yes; results pending

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• Afghanistan
es 4 detainee deaths —3 died of unnatural causes ••autopsies completed; all ruled by Medical Examiner as homicides
— 1 died in custody; circumstances unknown
• no autopsy done
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3 "Unnatural Causes"
Case I Circumstances Autopsy Done? investlg.tlom Disposition
3 of 3
A02-93 blunt force injuries found Yes
restmined in cell


A02-05 I blunt force to lower Yes
extremities

A03-144 1 blunt force trauma Yes
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References
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DODD 2310.1; DoD Enemy POW Detainee Program
. -Designates Secretary of the Army as the Executive Agent for
DoD for the administration of the DoD Enemy Prisoners of War
Detainee Program (OPR is ASD/ISA)

e Army Regulation 190.8/0PNAVINST 3461.6/ ARM 31r304, MCO 3461.1; Enemy Prisoners of War. Retained Personnel, Civilian Internees and Other Detainees
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ASD Health Affairs Memorandum April 10, 2002
-"DOD Policy on Medical Care for Enemy Persons Under US
Control Detained in Conjunction with Operation ENDURING
FREEDOM?'

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Forensic Definitions

• Cause of death:
- The disease, injury or abnormally that alone or in combination fe responsbls for initiating the

sequenced funcbonal disturbances est eventually ends in death


Manner of death: -A desalination of the way in which the cause of death came about with reference to personal causation. It Is the twin which to Cause of deals awe about and dealgoalge V*

do:unstaring under id•I Ms cause of death arose. it how the cause of death came about. M opinion of the forensic pathologist based on the known tads concerning the cecurntlannes lea** up to and SUrrOIrdIng the death. the a&abpsy fintlInas. and laboratory
tests. -Accepted manners of death ass: Natural, accident. Suicide. Homicide. end Undmirrninit
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• Homicide:
- A death tat results from Its Intentional (eapldt or irepdscl) or grossly reckless behavior ofsnother person or persons.
-Homicide is not synonymous with murder (a legal detsmanaltor)and includes both crininal. actions and excusable incidents (f.e. self-*tense. law eriorcemant. combat).
• • Accident • -A death that results hadvedentry or where no harm was intended (gasoline or implicit
• Undetermined manner of death:
-Indicates there 111 insuffickust infonnetion about the circumstances of the death to make a
ruling or when Mg cuss ri death is¦ mainmast. 14,,
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