Internal FBI Email re: Detainee Abuse

The document is an internal FBI email regarding the FBI's lack of involvement in detainee abuse and the claim that the FBI Director did not need to be specifically aware of any abuse allegations.

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Email
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Thursday, January 6, 2005
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ALL INFO'LATION CONTAINED
HEREIN IS UNCLASSIFIED
DATE 04-21-2010 EY 65179 D/UDim15
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Subject: .Detainee abuse.. '
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From: "BOWMAN, MARION E. .(OGC), (FBI)" :.
'To: ."Capron, Valerie E. (OGC)' (FBI)" "VEOAPRONI@fbinet.fbi›,
"KORTAN; MICHAEL T. (OPA), (EBIMPkORTAN@fbinet.fbi>,
"BALD, GARY M. (CTD) FBI)" , :.:',.,'-'-
-"HAPTINGTON. T J., CTD)"
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:My recollection is that,-at.the time this issue arose, we all thought:a „Couple
of 'phone calls would put this-to bed. „Behayioral SciehcecontaCtedme,
presumably because of my DOD'contacts;.and I contacted the DOD General'
Counsel's office. Based .on my-years of.eXperience in DOD,I.reilly thought .a,
phone call would take care ._of. any situation in .which prisoner.; abuses were`:,
actually undertaken. In the beginning I did not think,'and-still' do .not,
that the2TortUre Convention was-,implicated, but it is pretty clear that it,did '
, 'become so within a short time thereafter_
' In'any case, I never considered that there was adything that heededthe.
Director's attention. If there were abuses,- we were not,involvedandwe
:what was necessary by contacting OSDJOGC: :I'm sure the DixectOr wa.s'made.".
1,.generally aware, butI don't think any of us thought, at the time,that.he:
--needed to be involved or that he needed a drill-down ' "
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11384
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67