Fay Report Annex: Statement of Sergeant; Mail Clerk re: Allegations of Detainee Abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison

An interview of a Sergeant, mail clerk, assigned to Abu Ghraib from October 20, 2003 until February 5, 2004. The SGT stated that he was assigned as the unit mail clerk. Was not aware of any abuse or humiliation of detainees. Only recalled an MP stating they had to be mean to detainees in order to get them to talk, but cannot recall any additional details of the conversation or the identity of the MP.

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Interview
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Tuesday, May 24, 2005
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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SWORN STATEMENT is ODCSOPS
For use of this form, see AR 190-45: the proponent agency
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
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2004/05/24.
Metro Park Springfield, VA 7. GRADE/STATUS

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A Co, 141 Ml Bti, 300 MI Bdc, Utah National Guard Draper, UT
, WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
and remained until 5 Feb 04. I was assigned as the unit mail clerk. 1 was not given an overall
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orientation of AG nor any specific training or briefings on interrogation operations or IROEs. There were none posted in the area I was somewhat restricted as to what areas I could enter.
in which I worked.
On one occasion circa Thanksgiving 03 in a MP with whom I was in casual conversation made an off hand comment that they hadto the detainees in order to get them to talk because that is what they were used to - how they had been treated under
not provide any specific details. I do not know the identity
He did not make any amplification of that comment and did
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see, become aware of, or hear about any humiliation or abuse of detainees. I did not sec, become aware of, or he
1 did not do not know of any use of guard dogs with the detainees.
about any unauthorized photos or videos of detainees. I
is them anything you wish to add? A: No

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