Fay Report Annex: DOD Interview re: Conditions at Abu Ghraib Detention Facility

Interviewee was a dog handler in AG.
Recalled an event where his/her dog took a "snap" at the female involved with the interrogation.

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Interview
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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SWORN STATEMENT
For ose of this fornt.see AR 190-45 , The proponent o .ncy of the Deputy Chief of Stuff for Personnel
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, deploy duty ;It Abu Ghruib, Iraq
went to malt the Wowing atatement under oath:

e to m• e c to awing statement to help clarify a statement I made earlier. It was not until after I
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left the CID office -that I remembered this incident. It was the night of the gun incident at the hard site We had just about finished up, and they called for a dog for a search in one of the cells. I responded up to the second floor, I heard a bunch of yelling coming out of either the first or second cell on the left side. I do not know who the people were, but there were two guys standing on the back along the wall. I said I was there for the search they said it was in the cell to they pointed to the cell next door. I went to that cell there was a bunch of yelling going on in,the cell and my dog started going ape shit. There were three people standing up and a fourth person sitting on the floor in the corner The people standing up were yelling at the detainee in the corner. I could not make out what was being said because of everyone yelling and my dog barking. I remember one of the males saying to the detainee, if the detainee did not provided the information the guy was asking about, then he would have me let me my dog go onhim. This was the first time I heard of this, and the guy did not say anything prior to me about this. So at this point they were yelling and screaming at this guy some more I tuned and sa ehind me and asked him about what was going on. We do not use our dogs for interrogation purposes. he two males and the female were coming out of the cell, and my dog went to enter the cell, I pulled my dog back, gained control and exited the cell. Then I heard someone say, "Get that dog out of here". Just as I got the dog and myself out of there the two guys and the female went back into the cell and started yelling at this guy some more. I am standing at the door with the dog and the dog
jumped into the room and he took a snap at the girl that was in the room. She kind of winced when he went at
ner. I asked her if the dog had bit her, and she said no, I asked her to come out and I would look at her arm.
She came out and I looked at her arm and 11 was ok There were no marks on her arm from the dog, and there
were no tears in her clothes from the dog At that point she went back inside the room, and I looked at
and told him I was leaving because this is not what my dog is trained for. Just as I was leaving,
and I walked away, one of the males said, "Where is the dog", and I just kept walking. Descnbe the three people in the cer One of them was about 6'2" or 6'3'', black hair, medium to slender build, white male. The two males were
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wearing civilian clothes. The second malt, I could not really describe him. The female I think was wearing
glasses, long dark hair, shoulder length or a little past, maybe 5'5" to 5'8". She was not a soldier; I think she . was an interpreter. And she was wearing Desert Camo top
Q Have you seen any of these persons since that night?
A. I have seen the tall male around the compound
Q. Did your dog ever bite the detainee?
A. No.
Q Did you willing allow your dog to go into the cell'

A. No ! Q. Do you have anything to add to this statement' )

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A. Yes.
Q. Do you understand an thing you say in this statement can be used against you in a military court?
A. Yes.11/End of Statement//' Grc-•
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