Fay Report Annex: Statement of Military Intelligence Group Staff Sergeant re: Interrogation Conditions at Abu Ghraib Prison

Sworn statement of Staff Sergeant Deployed to Abu Ghraib Correctional Facility, Abu Ghraib, Iraq October 2003. The SSG stated they were given a tour of the facility including the screening sites, Hard Site, and Camp Vigilant, but did not observe any evidence of detainee abuse. Only heard of abuse, including the inappropriate use of a dog. The SSG stated "I do not remember who told
me. We had an incident where a prisoner was smuggled a gun by the Iraqi guards that nm the prison. The prisoner used the gun
to try to kill an MP. So all of the Iraqi guards were stopped at the gate and questioned. That was when I heard a dog was used inappropriately. I never saw any photos."

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Tuesday, April 27, 2004
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SWORN STATEMENT
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66th MILITARY INTELLIGENCE GROUP, Deployed to Abu Ghraib Correctional Facility, Abu Ghraib, Iraq, APO AE 09335
, WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOVIING STATEMENT UMOER OATH:
I arrived at Abu Ghraib on 21 October 2003 to conduct interrogation operations. When I first arrived to Abu Ghraib, I received a tour of the facilities, screening sites, Hard Site, and Camp Vigilant I also received - •.. ,gation Rules ofEngagement and a hand out on the IROEs which I signed. The briefing presented by as clear cut on the IROE. I do not remember receiving any information on the Geneva Conventi given on a regular basis.
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after COL PAPPAS was placed in charge. I never witnessed or knew of any detainee abuse. I first heard about it when CID began their investigation. I did not know of abuse during interrogations or any MI personnel telling the MPs to 'soften up" or
"give the MP the Treatment". I found out after the fact that a dog was used during an interrogation. Ido not remember who toldme. We had an incident where a prisoner was smuggled a gun by the Iraqi guards that nm the prison. The prisoner used the gunto try to kill an MP. So all of the Iraqi guards were stopped at the gate and questioned. That was when I •• • •.
ever saw any photos. Personnel who might know about detainee abuse or photos are
and one of the contracted linguists, whose name I don't remember, who worked for
Q. Do you have anything to add to this statement?
A. No
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