Fay Report Annex: Statement of Captain, 72nd Military Police Company, 992 Troop Command, Army National Guard re: Detainee Handling and Conditions at Abu Ghraib Prison

Sworn statement of a Captain, Commander of the 72nd Military Police Company who was deployed to Abu Ghraib prison from May 23, 2003 until October 15, 2003. The Captain stated his mission was to prepare the prison for transition to Iraqi control. The Capt. stated that there was an instance where detainees were left out in sun and became dehydrated but without any permanent damage or injury to them. He also recalled, detainees being strip searched, but not being stripped as a form of humiliation. Once, however, a female military personnel was asked to come look at a naked detainee, but she refused out of respect to the detainees.

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Interview
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Sunday, June 6, 2004
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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From 23 May 03 to 15 Oct 03, 1 was deployed to Abu Ghraib (AG) as the Commander of the 7,2nd MP Company. My company's mission was to prepare the facility for use within three days with a follow-on mission of training Iraqi corrections officers for the eventual transition of AG into Iraqi control. On 27 May 03 the first detainees maned to arrive. Until the end of Jul 03, every detainee was criminal. At the end of Jul, the criminal prisoners were transferred to Rusafa in preparation of a suspected influx of security detainees associated with operation VICTORY BOUNTY. When the security holds started to come into the facility, I found them to be more disciplined and less rowdy than the rural ' ' ' the facility. Around the same time as operation VICTORY BOUNTY, the 205th Ml Bde arrived to set up a screening location for the security holds. Once the MI Bde was on b , records keeping which had previously been done by my company. During the 'mutt set up of the interrogation site, we lent the MI personnel tents and escorted the detainees to and from the interrogation sate.•The interrogation site consisted of a couple of tents that were open on IN sides which allowed personnel t• - • • • • of the interrogations. In early Aug 03, at around 1900, a 320th MP reported to me at 1300 he had been told by t. o place several detainees in th•rtm and leave them there. A medic -• •• • • chi
and determined • • I--- •-•••m• ' • rated, but no permanent damage•as noted. I reported the situation ., In my opinion, was not sure of his limitation concerning the handling and interrogation of .r•
!was -ter i incident, he re • • ould not do any special interrogation techniques until he had something in writing setting his boundaries. I never personally amended an interrogation and can only recall seeing a detainee in an interrogation tent on one
• casion with his arms outstretched. I constantly walked around the facility and could see the interrogations as they were onducted in open-sided tents. 1 never witnessed any abuse during these interrogations. In Sep 03, GEN MILLER visited AG.
rile spent most of his time with the MI folks, but he had an MP Captain on the team who provided information on how the MP's a GTMO supponed MI operations. These passive techniques included listening during detainee conversations and documenting the results for later use. The MP Captain provided a soft copy of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for MP operations at the facility at GTMO. We took the SOP and changed it to make it applicable for our operations. There was nothing referencing MI. in the SOP. In my opinion, it was clear that the shift for the facility was going to be Ml collection. This was in contradiction to our origin; mission. As a result of his visit, we placed an additional guard at the A. I had one interpreter for use. On occasion, I could utilize the MI interpreters for various activities.. One particular erred to always be availableand wanted to interpret for me when 1 had contact with the local Iraqi corrections adminis ff. This happened so often itstarted to get annoying. Detainees were routinely stripped searched during inprocessing and upon entering the hard site. I
heard of a detainee being stnpped as a form of humiliation. Other that then the incident already discussed wi I never witnessed any detainee abuse or maltreatment while at AG. I never witnessed or heard of any MI pets*P's to abuse the detainees to help with interrogations. I never witnessed or heard any MP offer to abuse a Detainee te
help with interrogations. At the beginning of Oct 03, we started our transition with the 372nd MP Co. The transition consisted 0 a walkthrough and a right-seat-ride. One of the immediate changes the 372nd made was to drop two security positions. It appeared to me they had more guards working inside the facility. I have seen the pictures and the actions depicted by the photosclearly fall outside the doctrinally authorized restraining techniques. MP training calls for the restraint (with handcuffs) and thesegregation of unruly detainees. Detainees were stripped ScareIlotheir inprocessing. but I never witnessed or heard of a detainee being stripped as a form of humiliation. On 5 Jun 04, reported to me that on one occasion while working inIraq, an OGA member asked her to look at a naked detainee as umiliation. She indicated she refused, but did not rcpon the Information to anyone at that time.
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