Formica Report Annex 86:Statement of Master of Arms

Sworn statement by a Master of Arms, the equivalent of a military police officer in the army. Talks about law enforcement procedures and training for handling detainees. Claims never to have seen any abuse of detainees, and states, "Everything in the facility was of acceptable conditions. I walked in on interviews from time to time. It was always a very benign environment."

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Interview
Doc_date: 
Sunday, June 20, 2004
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Thursday, June 29, 2006
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went to make the following statanent under oath:
I am. l am a Master of Anis, which is the equivalent of a military pollee officer in the Army. Only speciplly toineilaw enforcement Petenunel arc coosidaed to be Master at Arms. I have beal*afthis facility since I April 2004. 1 have been here the whole time wit! .f My respoasilities here we force protection *officer. logistics officer. and as pen of my force protection duties I train the detainee handling tendon. Our support mamma were all going to be used for.detainee handling, so I set up a training program that mirrors the pictipam. bale a much mom
abbreviated form. that we used for the Navy correction and confine:mad coarse. initisUy had If personnel that expinded to 12. 1 gave them alta task 45 minute overview and then took them out and did practical exercises with them, showing them a proper mama for handling detainee and how to secure sham end not to injure them in the
process of mining than.. The first program was in the first or Second week of April and then we redid the program ie. May. In May we were revisiting .the program given the problems we were having down South, add the JAG Officer was handy in giving me input fromhis nip of view on chartgini some of the slides in the power point presentation.. We vain WWperscanel and also used it as an update for the personnel we had already trained. We also made this information available on the cont .drive Theater-wide- I was not responsibb for theAlay to day operations of the guard force. My personnel were deployed for the intake ofiltpisonen. I have had an opportunity to observe the general manner in which detainees have been treated bete. I have never witnessed at any time anything I would consider a bleach of the code of conduct or the UCMJ. The prisoners were kept 311 • 4:cottoned etivironmalL The idea was to keep the focus that their mite world was from their HUMINT team. Our job wasn't to inflict any type of punishment or retribution on them it was merely to isolate them from the outside world so the
'interviewers could gat the best ue of .time that they could. The conditions were clean, we were living in the facility with them, albeit in shifts. You don't want to live in filth and you don't want prisoners to live in filth: Everything in the facility wit of acceptable conditions. I walked in on interviews from time to dine. It was always a very benign environment. I never saw any abuie. The =nine HUMINT guy never even raised his voice, ever. My encounter with the inmates was episodic. I did the initial intake and bientetrie process. Biometrics preceded the medical exam. They consisted of fingerprints. photo. name, the date they were brought in and then when we hand them
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THIS STA. ON PAGE 1 AND ENDS ON PAGE FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THE ENTIRE STATEMENT MADE BY ME. THE STATEMENT IS 'IRUF- I HAVE INMALED ALL CORRECTIONS AND HAVE INITIALED THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE CONTAINING THIS STATEMENT. t 11AVF. MADE THIS STA..D. Y WITHOUT HOPE OF BENEFIT OR REWARD, WITHOUT THREAT OF PUNISHMENT, AND WITHOUT COF.RC ION. UNLAWFUL INFLUENCE, OR UNLAWFUL INDUCEMENT.
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Subscribed and svmm to before me. a paste authorized by law to adardster oaths. this day of. 2004, at
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4863
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