Fay Report Annex: Statement of Sergeant, 500th Military Intelligence Group re: Conditions and Detainee Handling Abu Ghraib Prison

Sworn statement of a Sergeant (E7) who arrived at Abu Ghraib prison around October 18-20, 2003 until February 10, 2004, The SGT stated that he had a series of duty assignments. He stated "hese duty assignments were to screening, document exploitation, detainee transfer, tiger team and detainee assessment board. 'have no first hand knowledge nor have I heard about any instances of detainee abuse or humiliation, any instance of detainees having to wear women's underwear or clothing, or use of dogs. While assigned to AG I did not sec or become aware of any unauthorized photos, film clips or videos of detainees. While assigned to docex I routinely handled authorized photographs of detainees and other types of photographs that were seized by maneuver elements during combat operations. If I had observed or become aware of any unauthorized activities I would have reported them to my first line supervisor. CID or the JAG."

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Interview
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Sunday, May 23, 2004
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: Title 10 USC Section 301; Title 5 USC Section 2951; E.O. 9397 dated November 22, 1943
(SSW
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To provide commanders and law enforcement officials with means by which information may be accurately ROUTINE USES: Your social security number is used as an addrtionaltafternate meant of identification to facilitate filing and retrieval DISCLOSURE: Disclosure of your social security number is voluntary. .
1. LOCATION

2. DATE IYYYYMMDDI 3 TIME FILE NUMBER

Metro Park Spmgfield, VA 2004/05/ALP
MIDDLE NAME E. SSN 7. GRADE/STEA5TUS

0 GANIZATION OR ADDRESS

Detachment, 500th MI Group, Camp Zama, JA 96338 Deployed to Abu Ghraib Detention Facility, Abu Ghraib, Iraq
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WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
I arrived at Abu Ghraib (AG) circa 18-20 October 03 and remained there until I went on emergency leave on 10 Feb 04. The end of my emergency leave was so close to my rotation date I was told to report back to my permanent duty station in Japan rather thanreturn to Iraq. I was placed on a new detail back to Iraq on 10 May 04 and that is my current duty station. While at AG from
October 03 to Feb 04 I had a series of duty assignments of approximate four weeks duration each. These duty assignments were to
screening, document exploitation, detainee transfer, tiger team and detainee assessment board. 'have no first hand knowledge norhave I heard about any instances of detainee abuse or humiliation, any instance of detainees having to wear women's underwear or clothing, or use of dogs. While assigned to AG I did not sec or become aware of any unauthorized photos, film clips or videos ofdetainees. While assigned to docex I routinely handled authorized photographs of detainees and other types of photographs that
were seized by maneuver elements during combat operations. If I had observed or become aware of any unauthorized activities Iwould have reported them to my first line supervisor. CID or the JAG P.
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STATEMENT /Continued)

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FHE CONTEN'tli OF THE ENTIRE STATEMENT MADE BY ME THE STATEMENT !S TRUE. I HAVE INITIALED ALL CORRECTIONS AND
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(Signature of Parson Making Statement)

WITNESSES :

Subscribed and sworn to before me, a person authorized by law to administer oaths, this 23 day of May 2004 , at Metro Park Springfield, VA
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