Emails between NCIS Officers re: Detainee Abuse Investigations

The Division Chief, Personal Crimes Department of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service discusses manpower needs at Guantanamo and Iraq and case theory behind investigations, and states "We've held off initiating any action pending the DoD/Navy IG's input on "abuse criteria" and the individual MCIO's AOR. Well it's come down to Gitmo and IMEF in Iraq belonging to NCIS and everything else to Army CID. After lengthy discussions here in the building it's been determined we plan on using our 7G and 7H agency criteria for accepting cases. Of course there will be some flexibility at the field level to consider the totality of the alleged abuse as it relates to the specific environment. The key will be to determine the "aggravated" factor vs. simple assault.”

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Thursday, June 24, 2004
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Sent:.Thursday, June 24, 2004 8:09 AM
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Subject: RE: Detainee abuse investigations

Better late than never. Sorry, I am just now getting through my emails.
The SSA at GITMO will be PCSing out shortly. He has also volunteered for the first wave for Iraq. I don't know where that stands so it could be that he is out of there in the next week. He will definitely be out by AUG. Because HQ is having difficulties finding an SSA, our SSA's here will be rotating through down there.
Why am I telling you this? That means we will only have three SA's there. We can mange to take some more out of the FO and send them TDY. But my question is, how are you looking at working these cases. Are they FO case investigations or are they HQ directed/run? The manpower in GITMO is already critical and they are swamped. But that doesn't mean the FO can not send in reinforcements. What is the theory and strategy behind the investigations. I see the case category, but I am not sure of how many cases there will be or how involved or even what the allegations might be.
Any info would help. When do you think the investigations will be initiated and by whom, you or the FO.
Thanksraand again sorry for the late response. \6Q
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Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 4:59 PM
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Subject: Detainee a buse-Tiwestigations

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Just a quick update on some recent developments ref NCIS investigations involving detainees. To date we've received 3 referrals from CITF regarding alleged detainee abuses at Gitmo. We've held off initiating any action pending the DoD/Navy IG's input on "abuse criteria" and the individual MCIO's AOR. Well it's come down to Gitmo and IMEF in Iraq belonging to NCIS and everything else to Army CID. After lengthy discussions here in the building it's been determined we plan on using our 7G and 7H agency criteria for accepting cases. Of course there will be some flexibility at the field level to consider the totality of the alleged abuse as it relates to the specific environment. The key will be to determine the "aggravated" factor vs. simple assault. The Navy IG team will begin a 10 day TDY detainee review next week to include visiting Gitmo. imPadvised that one of the team members will review these 3 specific abuse incidents then make an IG determination to further a referral to NCIS.
iallipwe can anticipate working these cases so I'm providing this as a heads up to prompt discussions ref manpower needs at Gitmo.
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10/6/2004

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Division Chief, Personal Crimes Dept.
NCISHQ (Code 0023B)
Office: (202) 433-9254
Fax: (202) 433-4922

DODDON 000269
10/6/2004
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Sent:.Thursday, June 17, 2004 4:59 PM
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Subject:.Detainee abuse investigations

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Just a quick update on some recent developments ref NCIS investigations involving detainees. To date we've
received 3 referrals from CITF regarding alleged detainee abuses at Gitmo. We've held off initiating any action
pending the DoD/Navy IG's input on "abuse criteria" and the individual MCIO's AOR. Well it's come down to
Gitmo and IMEF in Iraq belonging to NCIS and everything else to Army CID. After lengthy discussions here in the
building it's been determined we plan on using our 7G and 7H agency criteria for accepting cases. Of course
there will be some flexibility at the field level to consider the totality of the alleged abuse as it relates to the
specific environment. The key will be to determine the "aggravated" factor vs. sim le assault. The Navy IG team
will begin a 10 day TDY detainee review next week to include visiting Gitmo. .dvised that one of the team
members will review these 3 specific abuse incidents then make an IG dete .to further a referral to NCIS.

1111 we can anticipate working these cases so I'm providing this as a heads up to prompt discussions ref manpower needs at Gitmo.
Division Chief, Personal C_ rimes Dept.
NCISHQ (Code 0023B)
Office: (202) 433-9254
Fax: (202) 433-4922

DODDON 000270
10/6/2004

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