Fay Report Annex: Statement of Sergeant, 72nd Military Police Company, 992 Troop Command re: Handling of Detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison

This Sergeant was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from May 22, 2003 to November 4, 2003. The Sergeant stated "MPs never used physical force, withheld food, humiliated or otherwise abused detainees as a control measure. Military Police (MP) were asked to provide security for interrogations and I observed Military Intelligence (MI) interrogations both in the hard Site (Tier IA) and in tents in Camp Vigilant. I saw MI use stress positions (standing, arms outstretched) and believe this was an effective technique. I did not consider it to be abusive or employed excessively. MI also employed sleep deprivation and verbal assault (yelling) techniques. I never saw MI do anything I'd consider really "crazy.' MI (both sokliers and Other
Government Agencies (OGA)) did use clothing removal as an interrogation technique in Tier IA. It was not conunon but it was
routine and authorized by Ml."

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Sunday, June 6, 2004
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SWORN STATEMENT
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PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: Tale 10 USC Section 301; Title 5 USC Section 2951; E.O. 9397 dated November 22, 1943 ISSN.
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8. ORGANIZA TO OLAODRESS 72nd Military Police Company, 992 Troop Command, Army National Guard
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WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
Fr 21-or 22 May 03 to 4 Nov 03. 1 was drploycd to Abu Gliraib (AG). I was rotated and worked in every position within the facility as was the norm in the 72nd MP Company. In general, MPs maintained control of the detainee population by identifying the leaders within cell groups and then making them responsible for translating and maintaining control. if that did not wyrk we would use isolation to improve cooperation. MPs never used physical force, withheld food, humiliated or otherwise abused detainees as a control measure. MPs were asked to provide security for intenogations and I observed MI interrogations both in the hard site (Tier IA) and in tents in Camp Vigilant. I saw MI use stress positions (standing, arms outstretched) and believe this was an effective technique. I did not consider it to be abusive or employed excessively. MI also employed sleep deprivation and verbal assault (yelling) techniques. I never saw MI do anything I'd consider really "crazy.' MI (both sokliers and Other Government Agencies (OGA)) did use clothing removal as an interrogation technique in Tier IA. It was not conunon but it was routine and authorized by Ml. Generally a detainee would only be without his clothing for a few hours. I never saw or heard of detainee being kept naked for extended periods. I was never on a shift where I personally saw or received a request for removal of a detainee's clothes. I observed naked detainees when I came on shift and was told MI had requested it. MPs never used clothing removal as a tool to control a detainee. MPs routinely used hoods when transferring detainees with the facility. This wa, done as a security 'measure. floods were not used as punishment or in interrogations I observed. I did not witness any abuse or maltreatment of detainees while at AG. I never saw or heard of any photography of detainees. I was never asked nor heard of any other MP being asked by MI to abuse or Muni' detainees. MP's do not utilize humiliation as a form of control.
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