Fay Report Annex: Statement of Soldier

Fay Report Annex: Sworn statement of a soldier with the 325th Military Intelligence Battalion. The soldier stated that "The only time I knew dogs were present was during the shakedown of the Iraqi Police. I never actually saw dogs used other than for car searches—I had only heard that they were called in for the IP shakedown."

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Interview
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Tuesday, May 25, 2004
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
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1. LOCATION 2. DATE IYYYYMMDD TIME 4. FILE NUMBER

Caroapolis, PA 2004/05/25 1t'10
LE NAME

8. ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS
8/165TH Military Intelligence, Fort Snelling, Minnesota
WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
I was mobilized for Iraqi Freedom on 19th March 2003. I was crossleveled from the 88th RC to the 94th within days of beingmobilized. I mobilized at Fort Dix and ended up with B/325 MI BN (Interrogation Company). I was at Fort Dix for about 5 weeks. The 325th deployed to Camp Virginia, Kuwait and a week later we deployed to Camp Cropper at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. At BIAP, I initially supported screening and performed a handful of interrogations. I didn't feel comfortable with my interrogation experience and requested to b.! moved to operations. Once I moved to operations, I took ownership of the database for tracking of detainees. Up to that poitit, the MPs had maintained a detainee tracking database, but there had been nothing established or maintained for keeping track of the MI bold status of detainees at Camp Cropper. I also assisted with thedaily reporting, was a liaison to the MPs, Magistrate's office, and any outside agency (i.e. 1AD,OGA) would request information

and I would coordinate with them for the sharing of any information we had on a specific detainee or group of detainees. I was at
Cropper for about five months. I moved to Abu Ghraib sometime before 20 September as the Advance Party for 325th MI. When I first arrived, I didn't receive training as no training plan yet existed. We were starting up new operations, merging with the 519th, based on directives from higher . As Operations were established and as the structure of Ml operations at Abu Ghraib
began to take shape, we were required to read the established IROEs and were required to sign that we understood them. I signed them. The IROEs were reiterated time and time again. I was not present at every ICE formation because I was part of the FAC and reported to through the FAC chain of command, which is on the same echelon as the ICE, both reporting up to JIDC Operations. However, I was present at several JIDC formations held in the ICE during my tenure there. Generally, these
formations required everyone, i cl_cjyilians, full -time or TDY-u ort to resent.
Most formations were led
by either the IC COIC or by I initially arrived with ollowed shortly
thereafter .
arrive a ew days later; he was not part of the 325th command. The 519th was already there and hadbeen running-operauonslor a specific mission : FEDEYEEN SADDAM members. They had a system already in place when wearrived, but that system changed when the two units merged operauonally. Our focus began to change rapidly and frequently We
were soon overwhelmed with detainees. I only went to the Hard Site
a couple of times I do not recall who I went with.. I didn'teven know the assignment numbers to differentiate the IA or IB blocks. I was aware that a numbering system was in place, as for a very short period of time, I kept accountability of the isolation counts by detainee number. I never saw or was aware of any
naked detainees. I knew that the detainees wore jumpsuits. I am pretty proactive and won't hesitate to tell anyone, regardless of rank, if something is wrong. When I arrived at Abu G aib, I be an working with a gentleman who was a database professional to
learn how the system operated. I also worked with in an administrative role managing the PERSTAT and
other personnel reports. The last two to thre
oath" ked in the union Analytical Cell (FAC). I participated in one
interrogating while at Abu Ghraib. I assisted ith the interrogation of a f ee. c female hadmoved from Cropper to Abu Ghraib, was pregnant and had given birth while in detention. as working withJAG to turn the baby over to her family or to an orphanage. I did conduct preliminary interrogations with the female detainee,but after we established the depth of her knowledgeably of MI interests, I handed her off to a Tiger Team and was then no longer
involved with her case. The second instance in which I had direct contact with a detainee, .1 was present during a Knowledgeably Brief (KB), as some level on high had mandated that all detainees have a KB on file . Interrogators were spread far too thin and overwhelmed with the workload. As policy required that each interrogation/interview required at least 2 people present, I supported in one of the KBs when the team analyst was occupied on another task. The interrogation was conducted in the open tent in the Ganci camp--just outside of the detainee holding area The detainee turned out to be the husband of the woman who was being sought after as a BlaCk List #1 facilitator. As the facilitator was still being sought after and as BL9
1 1 had not yet been
apprehended, I communicated with the interrogation team leader the importance of prioritizing an interrogation for the de '
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9. STATEMENT (Continued)
or the most part, I had limited contact with the Tiger Teams and had wanted to communicate with them more frequently in my role as a.fusion analyst. I never witnessed or was aware of any detainee abuse, photos or videos of detainees, the use of dogsduring interrogations, or the humiliation of detainees. The only time I knew dog s were present was during the shakedown of
the
Iraqi Police . I never actually saw dogs used other than for car searches—I had only heard that they were called in for the IP shakedown. A gun was found in an isolation cell and there had been a shoot out during this same incident. The only direct contactI had with OGA was in doing business with the agency analysts. I sat as an observer and note
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OGA at Camp Cropper. Q. Is there anything else you would like to add to this statement? A. No /////////////////////////////////////////////////End of Statement//////////////////////////////////////////////////// //////////
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CONTAINING THE STATEMENT. I HAVE MADE THIS STATEMENT FREELY WITHOUT HOPE OF BENEFIT OR REWARD, WITHOUT
THREAT OF PUNISHMENT, AND WITHOUT COI:F:2:C%.

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dia, tu sworn to me, a person authonzed by law to administer oaths, this 25th day of MAY , 2004
at Caroapolis, PA
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