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

Interviewee was assigned to the Internal Reaction Force.
Interviewee recalled an incident where a MI person yelled profanity at a detainee and punched the detainee in the back of the head with a closed fist, causing the detainee to fall forward. The MI soldier was joined by another soldier, both soldiers yelled at the detainee, pushed him down repeatedly, put an arm lock around the detainee's neck. The soldiers also struck the detainee in his mid-section and drug the detainee by the neck.
[Interviewee described another incident, but it was unreadable]. From the questionnaire, it is stated that the detainee witnessed a Captain dragging a detainee with a sandbag covering his head and was naked. Detainee was also kicked, kicked with full force.
Interviewee also described a third incident with a dog, that was allowed to scare a detainee. The interviewee stated that the MI person called the K-9 handler with the dog into the cell, the detainee was bound and could not move, the handler allowed the dog to come within inches of the detainee's face and at one point the dog bit the detainee's arm (later saw the detainee and noticed he was bitten multiple times).

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Approximately 23 August 2003. I was assigned to the Internal Reaction Force. On various occasions the team
is required to respond to various types of situations at Camp Ganci, Camp Vigilance, and the Prison. Our
mission is to quell inmate disturbances and to stand guard while the compound MP's search the inmates. In

September Camp Vigilance was attacked by enemy mortar fire. Some soldiers were seriously injured. At
. approximately 2 I Oki's. IRF was called out to assist the QRF (Quick Reaction Force). Upon arrival at the
south wail where the base exit is located, the tcarn was staged approximately three hundred meters east of the
exit where there were two GP medium tents set up.

The QRF turned over two Iraqi citizenorte male and onefemale. I was told that the two suspects may know something about
the mortar anack.411MBILIIIIMEand a
Sergeant Major was also present. I was assigned to look over the male suspect to await the Military

intelligence personnel (M1). Before MI arrived I took my flashlight and shined it in the male suspects face. I
wanted to sec who I was guarding. The suspect appeared to be scared. At approximately 21 15hrs, Military
intelligence arrived to take over the suspects. An unknown

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and started to yell profanity at the male. The MI person hit the male in the back of the head with &closed fist

causing the suspect to fall forward. The suspect was handcuffed, on his knees and a towel wrapped is
nead The Ml soldier kept yelling eyes down, get up while knocking the suspect back down and repeated
verbal abuse towards the suspect. Another MI soldier came to assist the first MI soldier. The second MI

soldier put an arm lock around the suspects neck pull n the suspect from the ground. While pulling the
suspect from the gro und by the neck, the MI soldier was twisting left and ri ht Iling at the suspect while the

first Ml soldier struck
the suspect in the mid section of the stomach. 1 KI- ComfftilltIM
grproached the soldiers and asked if this treatment was necessary. Th
s• told the LT that he is a
trained professional and to let him handle the situation The LT reminded

the soldiers that these suspects
maybe innocent The MI soldiers continued their verbal abuse and excessive
force. Mr stated to the Ml
soldiers that this behavior is not necessary The Ml soldiers ignored e LT and continued to verbally abuse
the suspect and drag the. suspect off by the neck • The LT approachc

land asked the Major if he
was going to let this continue. The Major said nothing. The LT stated t
e was not going to allow this abuse to continue The LT went to the MI vehicle and wanted to know who was the NCOI ordered back to the vehicle that I arrived in There was a lot of loud talking between the
NCOIC) and the MI personnel MI drove off with the suspects 1RF
This same night I wrote a statement on the
events and turned them intcll. d
In November at an unknown time and date, the IRFresponded to the prison site cause o a shoottng c were
informed that an inrnate shot a soldier. Our mission was to assist the guards in searching the prison for more weapons and
the possibility of hand grenades.
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A. No.
Q. Did you re o • an ci
A. Yes, mission. n We always have art AAR to discuss the

Q. Do you know what actions he took after being notified?

A. No.
Q Describe the incident with the K-9?

A. The MI person (tall, dark hair, possible Asian appearance) kept calling the K-9 handler and the K-9 into the cell. The MI stated to the K-9 handler to allow the dog into the cell as a method of obtaining information. The dog would go into the cell for about a minute, and then Ml would call them out. I saw the dog duringthis strike the detainee. Thi detainee was bound and could not move, and the K-9 handler would allow the K-9 to approach within inches his face, and one time the
dog bit the detainee's arm. When I saw the detainee later it appeared the detainer was bitten multiple times. The K-9 handler stated he did not think the dog could be used in this fashion and we departed the area. During the time I was in the cellthe detainee never resisted. The Ml was calling the dog into the cell as a scare tactic to gather information.
Q. Do you know if this was report to anyone?
A. Other than the AAR, I do not know.
Q Has anyone ap roach ou regarding this incident?

A. No, other than
Q. Where did the dog bite the detainee?
A. Upper right arm.
Q. Do Vou know who the detainee was?
A. No.
Q. Do you remember the cell this occurred in
A. Wing I A and it was either the second or third cell on the upper tier. Q Was there anyone else there that witnessed
A. A male interrogator, female interpreter an (K-9 Handler).
Q. Describe the female interpreter''
A. Dark hair, shoulder length, and she was approximately 5'4, thin and possibly
Iraqi. Q How man K- handlers were present on the Wing?
A. Jus , There were two others on the other Wing.
Q At any time did you observelhe detainee resist the CPT?

A. I did not see any resistance, but I did not see the entire altercation.
Q At any time did you see the detainee in the cell resist or provoke the K 92

A. No, I did see the entire incident ­
Q. What was the Ml interrogators reaction to the K-9 biting the detainee?
A. He did not. seem concerned for the detainee, he entered the cell and continued
his interrogation and again he would call the K-9 in. This went on approximately three times.
Q . Was medical aid rendered to the detainee? A
At the time there was no medical attention. I know when the interpreter was bitten they attempted to get medical aid for her on the spot.
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with the searches.
Q. Regarding the incident at the ECP, do you know if the situation was ever handled
by unit personnel?
e MI chain of command discussed the issue wi il was aware it happened, but not the outcome. was told that I may be talked to about it, but to this date no one has approached
Q. Do you know who the MI personnel were?
No not at all. We tried to get a name, but were unsuccessful. Everyone one that
was at
idcnt provided sworn statements, and are maintained wig.
Q. D you recall the date of the second incident?
A. It was the day all the riots occurred. There was a lot of rock throwing at the
Q. Why were you called to the hard site?
Because of a shooting. We were briefed an inmate had shot a guard with a pistol. We were called to assist in the searching of the rooms for suspected grenades. We were working both sides of the wings upper and lower tiers.
Q. \VIIcre wet-•. you When you c't.served the CPT striking the detainee?
A. As I proceeded to the top tier, I on1;er -%.:c! this CPT with a chock hold on L
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slower room on the lower level. 1
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;:clainec come out from under the tier
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7.:1d several tirnts itt the mid section. Thedetainee was screaming while this was going on. The CPT stated "you like
hurting my soldiers".
The kicks were full force into the detainee.
Q, Were their any other soldiers assisting with this assault?

A. No, not that I saw.
Q Describe the detainee?

A. Approx 5'7, small frame, shoo dark hair, and a jump suit. The detainee being
drug had a sandbag covering
his head and I can not be for sure he is the same detainee being assaulted by the CPT. When he was in the shower room he was
Q What is the time frame between being drug to being kicked? •
A Approximately 10 minutes
Q Did you see anyone else assaulting this detainee?
A No I heard people but did not see anything.

Q Approximately how many people (soldiers) were in this area at the time of the
incident? A I would say about 10.
Q. Describe the CPT?
A. About 5't), whim. thin type. mid 30'L. din• blonde flat !up
ci\ clean cut i
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_you this CPT since zit: incident" A Yes, at the chow hall. Q Do you know his name?
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Q. Did you witness any further assaults this evening?
A. No.
Q. Do you wish to add anything else to your statement?
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