Email from Toni M. Fogle FBI to Charlene B. Thornton FBI re: Detainee Abuse

An email regarding allegations of misconduct against two FBI agents. During an interview with one of the agents, they stated that there were, "inhumane conditions at the Baghdad detention facility... Although I only personally observed this abuse (sleep/food/water...deprivation) occurring at Fallujah, [redacted] told me the same was going on at the Baghdad detention facility." The IIS of the FBI turned over all e-mail and documents remotely concerning detainee abuse to the DOJ.

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Email
Doc_date: 
Saturday, February 5, 2005
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
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DOJOIG 006324
D0J007854
From: FOGLE, TONI M. (INSD) (FBI)
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 11:23 AM
To: THORNTON, CHARLENE B. (INSD)(FBI)
Subject: detainee abuse
Importance: High
I reviewed all information relative to IIS involvement in these matters:
Based on my review --
When these issues started erupting, Steve McGraw specifically instructed us to coordinate requested interviews
and not to "open" any matter unless there was "evidence" of misconduct.
Those handled by IIS identified as witnesses or having ''some contact with" were:
Those handled by OGC:
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Valerie was correct as it concerns' Ii shouldn't rely on my memory (or for that matter the memory of
others). Baed on all of our documentation -- we did not interview the subject' Iwe interviewed the
complainanU I By then Steve McCraw was AD Thomps├žn had oversight. Based on high
level interest, we pulled in or an interview. asserted that as the
of a temporary screening acility" and as such should have known of conditions.
His statement contained only rumor and innuendo. For example -- "I learned from INU, an Army
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interrogator, that there were inhumane conditions at the Baghdad detention facilit ....Although I only personally .1.- 6
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going on at the Baghdad detention facility....S should have reasonably been aware of the conditions at
the detention facility due to his position as the TSF 01C."
We obtained' jstatement in September. We (IIS) did not open a case and we did not go
hurdle of determining who (military vs. us) would have jurisdiction (person or subject matter) -- since
would have been active duty military and not with the Bureau (probably LWOP) at the time. From my lack of email
on that subject
-- it seemed to just go on a back burner while we addressed other fires. (I'm sure also by then, the word in my
section was that DOJ would be stepping in to take over.)
Within a month after that interview, we turned over all of our e-mail and ven remotely concerning
t ' buse. All of this information was provided to them (to include statement regarding
in October. I have not discussed the current status of their investigation -- but I've been told several
Imes that all detainee issues are under the umbrella of their investigation.
I spoke with today. He will ask f and to what extent they are looking a
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