Fay Report Annex: Statement of First Lieutenant, 229th Military Police Company re: Military Police Operations at Abu Ghraib Prison

This sworn statement is made by a Military Police 1LT (MP) assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from 18 Aug 2003 until 12 Mar 2004. The statement describes prison operations and the interaction between MPs and Military Intelligence Units (MI). The 1LT stated "We did not really get into specifics of MP interface with MI interrogation operations. For the most part MPs and MI kept apart, there was some sense among the e MPs that most of the MI folks were not pulling their fair share around the facility. I had Navy dog handlers attached to my unit, but they were used for MP operations not related to interrogations." He further stated that "I don’t know what they did, or about the use of dogs in interrogations. Other than what I reported to the Taguba Panel, I did not see or become aware of any abuse or humiliation of detainees I did not see or become aware of any unauthorized photographs of detainees."

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Thursday, May 27, 2004
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SWORN STATEMENT
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ANIZATION DR ADDRESS 229TH MP Co, VA National Guard, Virginia Beach, VA
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WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER
was a MP Platoon Leader and primarily responsible
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ssigned to Abu Ghraib (AG) from 18 Aug 2003 until 12 Mar 2004.
for the Internal Reaction Force (IRF) which provided a quick reaction capability for the AG complex. Part of our orientation
on the Geneva Convention, but there was no training on what the duties would

training
be of MI personnel interrogating detainees Part of my in at AG involved an orientation tour of the complex. I made
^^ hut did not really get into specifics of MP interface With

and training for the deployment included
a "leader' s recoil" after than and met for a short time with
, there was some sense among the e MPs that most of the
MI interrogation operations. For the most part NIPS and N ept pa t
MI folks were not pulling their fare share around the facility I had Navy dog handlers attached to my unit, but they were used
for MP operations not related to intern rations. ter 1 re rued to. AG from Thanksgiving leave, two Army dog
I don't know their first names, but believed they cam e

handlers were assigned to the facility
from Ft Bragg. Both wanted nothing to o with duties associat with MP operations and the IRF. They worked with MI but I they did, or about the use of dogs in interrogations. Other than what I reported to the Taguba Panel, I did not
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