Internal FBI Email re: Pls Confirm

The document is an internal FBI email, regarding written guidance given to FBI agents about standing clear of coercive interrogation techniques that are outside of FBI policy. The email includes information about an EC written by the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) explaining FBI interrogation methods versus DoD methods.

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Email
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Monday, May 10, 2004
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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BOWMAN, MARION E. (QGC)'(FBI)
DATE: 05-27-2010
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BOWMAN•, MARION E. ,
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Subject RE: pls confirm
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NON-RECORD
BAU at the request of the then .(GTMO Task Force, ITOS1) wrote an EC (quitelong) explaining the BureaU way of
interrogation vs. DoDs methodology. Our fOrmal guidance has alwa s been. that all personnel conduct .
themselves in interviews in the manner that they would in the field. linical PsychOlogist for CITF,
along with FBI advised that the LEA (Law Enforcement Agencies) at were not in..the practice of the using
SERE techniques and were of the opinion results obtained from these interrogations were suspect at best. BAU
explained to DoD, FBI has been successful for.many years obtaining confessions via non-confrontational -
interviewing techniques. •
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We spoke to FBI OGC with our concerns. I also brought these matters to the attention'of DOJ during detainee .
meetings-wil land 100J express their concerns to DOD OGC.
1-11 a copy of all the information regarding•the'BAU LHM. I believe she haS provided that•tn .

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.1 may have more specific informatiori in my desk'ar HQ.. I will search what I'h?ve when I return (5/17): b6
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Subject: FW: pis confirm
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NON-RECORD,
Please review our control files, did we produce.any.thing on paper???
Original Message
From: Caproni, Valerie E. (Div09) (FBI)
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 ,-•11 PM
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I think I've heard this several times, but let me ask one more time: FBIO23567CBT
Has there been any written guidance given to FBI agents in either GTMO or Ira about when they should:
"stand clear" O/c of the Interrogation techniques being used by 'DOD or OHS
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Has there been any written gifidance given to F81 agents along the tines of DOD/DHS s aCithorized-to
use a. b and c techniques when interrogating detainees. To the extent you become aware either
personally or through subsequent interrogation of a detainee) of anyone using techniques other than a, b .
and c, you should notify Mr. X? • •
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