Marine Corps List: Spreadsheet of Alleged Detainee Abuse Cases

This US Marine Corp spreadsheet lists twenty-one (21) cases of alleged detainee abuse. The table of cases includes ten (10) substantiated incidents and eleven (11) unsubstantiated incidents. The incidents include: beating detainees with fists; holding pistol to detainee’s head while another Marine took a picture, and photographing detainee with a flag draped over detainee’s body; hitting the head of a detainee on a table and squeezing his testicles; electric shocking a detainee; and burning a detainee’s hands.

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Total as of 29 Jul 04; 10 Substantiated incidents; 11 Unsubstantiated incidents
1. Substantiated: 10 incidents - All 1stMARDIV — 8 OIF I, 2 OIF II.

24 suspects: 11 Court-martial convictions — 1 General Court-martial, 7 Special Courts-martial; 3 Summary Courts-martial 2 Non-judicial Punishments (1 followed by Board of Inquiry & pending discharge) 1 page 11 (official counseling) 6 - charges withdrawn or dismissed 4 cases pending:
3 pending General Courts-martial 1 pending Art 32 investigation

2.
Unsubstantiated: 11 incidents; 25 known suspects & unknown number of other suspects (2 NJPs for false official statements alleging abuse).

3.
Other: 1 detainee death investigated with no allegation of abuse.
5 investigations pending.

For DODIG Report (Ongoing/Closed): Preliminary Inquiries 0/3, Criminal Investigations 3/8 (10 are NCIS-DODIG counts under Navy; 1 open is joint Army CID & NCIS), Non-criminal Investigations 2/7, Inspections/Reviews 0/0, Total 23 Investigations 5/18 (2/10 without NCIS/Army CID)
Date sposInvestigation
Unit Date of Suspect, Location Type of Diition Curre
Incident Reported & Allegation . & Date Statu
SUBSTANTIATED
_
Ill
2 Jun 03 3 Jun 03 SUSPECT: WNW Command SPCM: 2 Jun 03 Closed
I s ' BN, 4th MAR, LOCATION: TBD (JAGMAN) Guilty of Art 92,
1stMARDIV, 1 MEF ALLEGATION: Beat detainees w/fists on various parts of their body violation of lawful
order; Art 93,
1 maltreatment; & Art
7 SUBSTANTIATED 128, assault.
) INCIDENT; SENTENCE: 120 days
I SUSPECT - conf; red E- I ; BCD
) PI' 0 D 04 121 3 rd BN, 7'h MAR, l " MARDIV, I MEF i SUBSTANTIATED INCIDENT; 15May03 Originally reported 20 iiiair reported it to CNN II May 04, & SUSPECTS: (1) (2) . (3 LOCATION: Kar a, a ogistics Base West of Karbala) ALLEGATION: mistreated a bound detainee MM.Impby holding a 9mm pistol to the back of the detainee's head while another Marine took a picture. 1111111111,also admitted to Command (JAGMAN) (I) SPCM 7 Jan 04 Guilty of dereliction, maltreatment, assault SENTENCE Conf 90 days, forf $500 x 3 mos, red E- I Close(
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UNCLASSIFIED FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
USMC ALLEGED DETAINEE ABUSE CASES SINCE 11 SEP 01
3 SUSPECTS -to WCQS pouring a glass of water on the detainee's head. 11111111111.00k a (2) SCM 2 Jan 04
reporter Adam photograph of the detainee while an American Flag was draped over the detainee's body. Amp failed to properly guard the detainee in Guilty of Art 92 SENTENCE Conf 30 \
McMullin, the execution of his SUPPIRrring these occurrences of maltreatment. days, forf 2/3 pay x 1
Ashville NC mo, red E-1
23 Mar 04.
(Massey is (3) SCM 15 Jan 04
former 3/7 FINDINGS Guilty of
SSgt dereliction,
separated 31 . maltreatment
Dec 03 on SENTENCE Conf 20
combat days, forf 2/3 pay x 1
related mo, red E-1
physical
disability)
(31 1 Jun - TBD SUSPECTS: (1) NCIS (vice (1) SPCM 17 Jun 04 Guilty of Art 93 Close
3rd BN, 5th MAR, 6 Jul 03 (2 Command) maltreatment related to I
1" MARDIV, I MEF (3) (4 allegation (3) SENTENCE: Red E-3,
3 LOCATION: A , raq 30 days hard labor w/o
SUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS: conf; Forf $1056/mo x
INCIDENTS; (1) Locked two Iraqi male looters in an abandoned tank with a water 6 mos
4 ORIGINAL - bottle & hatch open. •
SUSPECTS; (2) Sprayed Iraqi looters w/fire extinguisher; (2) SPCM 29Mar04
CHARGES (3) Ordered 4 juvenile Iraqi looters to kneel beside 2 shallow fighting Guilty of dereliction
WITHDRAWN holes & a pistol was discharged to conduct a mock execution. SENTENCE: Red E-3;
AGAINST 1 30 days hard labor w/o
SUSPECT conf
(3) SCM 26 Jan 04
Guilty of detainee
abuse (spraying
0 detainee w/ fire
0 extinguisher)
0 SENTENCE: Red E-3;
0 forf 2/3 pay x 1 mo; 14
0 Z days restr
0 (4) Chrgs withdrawn

UNCLASSIFIED FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY USMC ALLEGED DETAINEE ABUSE CASES SINCE 11 SEP 01
141 rd BN, 25th MAR, l g MARDIV, I MEF (NY Reserve BN) 6 Jun 03 6 Jun 03 SUSPECTS: (1) (2 (3) NCIS
(4) ____ (7)9)
LOCATION:(:)
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151 3'd BN, 23 rd MAR, l st (1) 23 Jun 03 Jun/Jul 03 SUSPECT: 111111111.1111111, LOCATION: Al Kut, Iraq \0 0 Command (JAGMAN) CG's NJP 1 Aug 03 Guilty of Conduct
MARDIV, I MEF ALLEGATIONS: unbecoming , Failing to
(SNO is Reservist, Parent command is 4thMARDIV, (2)29 Jun 03 • (1)23Jun03- SNO, as Combined Anti-Armor (CAAT) Plt Cdr, detained 4 Iraqi males for looting brass from the Ammunition Supply Pt. After the 4 th time of detaining them the same day, SNO had them rpt & turn over captured property SENTENCE: Forf
MARFORRES) searched, stripped of clothing except shoes & underwear, & released. SNO failed to account for their personal property & currency. $2,034 x 1.mo, ltr of censure. MFR BOI
2 SUBSTANTIATED INCIDENTS; 1 SUSPECT (2)29Jun03-SNO's Plt fired in self-defense at a semi-truck attempting to run a checkpoint 28Jun03. The 2 occupants were injured &transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 29Jun03,the Iraqis returned to recover their personal effects, but SNO deniedthem access & ordered his Marines to burn their property. 6Apr04 substantiated misconduct & recommended separation w/ Hondischar • e.

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Close( Separati pending DC M&RA & SECNA final action.

UNCLASSIFIED FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
USMC ALLEGED DETAINEE ABUSE CASES SINCE 11 SEP 01
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3 Aug 03 3 Aug 03 SUSPECT: Command SPCM 5 Apr 04
4thLARBn, l' t LOCATION: Al Mumudiyah, Iraq (LSA Dogwood) (JAGMAN) Guilty of Art 128,
MARDIV, I MEF ALLEGATION: Mistreated detainee INIMMININIMMMIIIMP assault with means
y causing 2" degree burns/blisters to back of detainee's likely to produce death
1 SUBSTANTIA- Detainee requested to use hand sanitizer following a head call. or grievous bodily
TED INCIDENT; As the detainee squatted down, a Marine guard squirted alcohol-based harm.
1 SUSPECT sanitizer into detainee's hands; excess cleaner formed puddle on floor. SENTENCE:
As the Marine guard turned to dispose of the empty bottle, it Confinement 90 days,
a match & threw it onto the puddle of hand sanitizer. The liquid Red to E-2
ignited, & flames burned the detainee's hands, causing large blisters.
171 SUSPECTS: (1)111111.111, shocked victim. Command (1) GCM 14 May 04 Fallujah, Iraq. Guilty
2" 13n, 2d MAR 1 st MARDIV, I MEF 13 Apr 04 15 Apr 04 (2) traiiirormer. helped alliallb operate (vice NCIS) of assault, cruelty & maltreatment, derelic-
(2/2 is based at Camp Lejeune NC with 2d MARDIV) (3) 111.1.111Pescort for victim while he was shocked. (4) ET NCO, present during incident (5) iscussed shocking detainees before tion, & conspiracy to assault detainee. SENTENCE: 1 yr conf; red E-1; total forf; BCD
I SUBSTANTIA- LOCATION: Al Malimu iya, Iraq (2/2 holding area)
TED INCIDENT; ALLEGATION: i eported he witnessed (2) SPCM 14 May 04
5 SUSPECTS shock an Iraqi detainee with an electric transformer; that Fallujah, Iraq. Guilty
eld the wires against the shoulder area of the detainee & that the of cruelty & maltreat-
detainee "danced" as he was shocked. The detainee-victim was ment, dereliction, false
released on 14 April & cannot be located. official stmt, orders
violation, & conspiracy
to commit assault.
SENTENCE: 8 mos
conf , red E-1, total
forf, BCD.
(3) SPCM 15 Jul 04
0 Fallujah, Iraq. Guilty
0 of dereliction,
0 SENTENCE: 60 das
0 conf, red E-1, 30 das
0 Z hard labor w/o conf, forf $100 x 4 mos.
0
00 ..t CD 0 (4) P.11 — official counseling entry (date TBD). SNM not in

Closet
(1)-(4) Closed
(5) Pending GCM. A 39(a) on 23 Aug i Request for Indk dual Military Counsel fro CO1NuS approve'

UNCLASSIFIED FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY USMC ALLEGED DETAINEE ABUSE CASES SINCE 11 SEP 01
room, ordered Marines to stop when heard commotion, & reported it to others.
(5) Pending GCM.

161000 N00000

UNSUBSTANTIATED
Ill
No dates 4 Jan 02 SUSPECTS: Unknown
CTF-58 were LOCATION: Kandahar, Afghanistan
Suspects' provided ALLEGATIONS:
ranks/units/service/ names were not (1)Excessive force by guards when detainees moved from transport
provided by complainant aircraft to TF-58 Short Term Holding Facility (STHF) at Kandahar International Airport
2 (2)Harsh physical treatment during interrogations — including
UNSUBSTANTIAT - interrogators hitting the head of a detainee on a table and squeezing
ED INCIDENTS; UNKNOWN # testicles. Allegation made in Afghanistan to CTF-58, though unclear where interrogations occurred,
SUSPECTS
12] SUSPECT: Marine Guard
Task Force Tara` 29 Mar 03 30 Mar 03 LOCATION: Detainee Collection Point An Nasiriyah, Iraq
MEF , ALLEGATION: Detainee (Hamdan Shibey ISN 0408400C) was
shot & killed by a Marine guard. Investigation determined that the
1 detainee attacked the Marine guard and the guard acted in self-
UNSUBSTANTIAT - defense when he shot the detainee that was lunging for the guard's
ED INCIDENT; service rifle.

Preliminary Inquiry (Oral), which requested names of detainees/ suspects & dates
but did not
receive further
information
from
complainant
NCIS (initially Preliminary Inquiry by Command per TF Tarawa SJA) (Counting as NCIS for
Unsubstantiated
Feb 02 Close(
-Guards use only that
force necessary to
control the detainee
and provide adequate
safety and security for
the detainee and the
guard force. No
medical treatment was
required or requested
as a result of rough
physical treatment
from guards.
-Physical abuse during
any detainee's
interrogation did not
occur at TF 58 STFIF.
Unsubstantiated Close(
31 Mar 03

DODIG Report)
1 SUSPECT

,

131

Unsubstantiated for

SUSPECT:1111.1111111MONI¦11.JSMCR NCIS abuse/homicide Close(Jan 04 LOCATION: Baghdad, Iraq Substantiated for
2" BN, 23rd MAR,
DODDON 0(
0.

1 st MARDIV, I MEF (open source ALLEGATION: 1011¦Pld Las Vegas Newspaper that False Official Stmt,
— news he personally executed 2 Iraqis that were out of combat. NJP 28 Apr 04article) Guilty of False

I UNSUBSTANTI -

ATED INCIDENT;

Official Statement —

I SUSPECT; NJP FOR FALSE
false allegation
SENTENCE Forf 1

OFFICIAL STMT

mo pay. SNM to retire.
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SUSPECT: "U.S. Marines"
"U.S. Marines" 3/4, 9-12 Apr 03 2 Dec 03 LOCATION: Baghdad/Umm Qasar, Iraq
1stMARD1V, I MEF CONGRINT ALLEGATION: alleged U.S. Marines "stole
my belongin s...and started torturing me" in Baghdad, Iraq. On 30
1 UNSUBSTANTIA - Apr 04, filed a claim against the U.S. Army claiming
TED INCIDENT; abuse while at Camp Bucca, Umm Qasar, Iraq, an Army detention
UNKNOWN # facility where he was transferred after being under Marine control
SUSPECTS for 3-4 days in Baghdad.
1 51
Apr 03 13 Jun 03 SUSPECT: Cpl USMC.
Combat Services LOCATION: Iraq.
Support Co lst FSSG, I MEF • ALLEGATION: Suspect told several other unit members that he had been ordered by his formerillo execute 3 Iraqi EPWs while
his unit was conducting combat ops near an abandoned Iraqi
1 UNSUBSTANTIA - pharmaceutical factory south of Baghdad, & that hiseirtimatened
TED INCIDENT; to kill him if he did not carry out the executions. Suspect claimed he
1 SUSPECT killed 3 Iraqi EPWs & disposed of the bodies in an 8-ft deep hole.
[61 N/A 9 Jul 03 SUSPECT: LCpI USMC
2/5, lstMARDIV 1 MEF False allegation LOCATION: Iraq. ALLEGATION: Suspect was being treated at the Naval Medical
Center San Diego, when he was overheard bragging about stabbing
1 UNSUBSTANTIA - dead & wounded Iraqi EPWs.
TED INCIDENT;
I SUSPECT
CI
0
CI
CI
0 -
Z
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Command
NCIS
NCIS Preliminary Inquiry & Command Preliminary Inquiry (Counting as NCIS for DODIG Report)
Unsubstantiated
Apr 04

Unsubstantiated. Suspect claimed he was intoxicated, that he fabricated the entire story, & he then passed polygraph.
Unsubstantiated. Suspect also told medical staff he was meritoriously promoted to Sgt, wounded in Iraq, awarded Purple Heart, honored by hometown ceremony, treated to dinner by Congressman, & assaulted 1 night in San Diego. In fact, suspect was assigned to chaplain's vehicle in Iraq, & there is no record of hometown ceremony or promotion.
Close(
Closet
Closed. Due to totality c fictitious stories b suspect,
ful' d investigi tion deemed
unwarra ted.
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CD
Col

1 7 1 1 st BN, 4th MAR 15 Apr 03 15 Apr 03 SUSPECT: Ili LOCATION: Iraq \r319 Preliminary Inquiry Unsubstantiated for detainee abuse. Close(
lstMARDIV, I MEF ALLEGATION: SNM was medevaced with a broken hand. He told the BN surgeon that he broke it "punching an EPW in the face" & (JAGMAN) Substantiated for False
j told another officer he broke it punching an EPW "in the back of the Official Statement
UNSUBSTANTIAT - head." In CONUS, he recanted, stating he punched the ground. (false allegation) &
ED INCIDENT; / SUSPECT; NJP FOR FALSE infliction of self-injury. NJP 11 Aug 03. Forf
OFFICAL STATEMENT $692 x 2 mos, Red E-3 (susp).

18 1

N/A Oct 03 SUSPECT: HM3 Navy Corpsman detailed from Naval Hospital NCIS Unsubstantiated. Close( Combined Anti-False Oak Harbor, Washington, in support of IstMARDIV in OIF from 21 NAS Whidbey Suspect said he never Case fot Armor Tm (CAAT), Allegation Feb 03 to 13 Sep 03. Island WA abused or assaulted to have i
LOCATION: Iraq. • any EPWs, though prosecu-
Wpns Co, 1 5' BN lstMARDIV ALLEGATION: That suspect claimed to have "roughed up some admitted pushing one tive or EPWs while in Iraq." EPW's face in the dirt disciplin & tripping other ry merit
1 UNSUBSTANTIAT -
difficult EPWs to put Trial Svi
ED INCIDENT;
them on the ground Office­
1 SUSPECT
while assisting USMC West NI members conducting Whirlbe:

-"pat down" searches. Is],
191 12 Apr 04 15 Apr 04 SUSPECT: SSgt, Counterintelligence Specialist Preliminary Unsubstantiated. Close(
1 5 ' Intel BN, 1 5 ' LOCATION: Division Interrogation Facility, Camp Fallujah, Iraq Inquiry Inquiry found
MARDIV, 1 MEF Serious ALLEGATION; That detainee was kicked & struck during evidence limited &
Incident screening. conflicting. SIR
I Report, I indicated immediate
UNSUBSTANTL4T- MEF FWD medical exam of
ED INCIDENT; 15 Apr 04 detainee found no
/ SUSPECT 1101 associated in'tir . Unsubstantiated (6 Jul
25 Jun 04 26 Jun 04 SUSPECT(S): 8 Marines from MEU Service Support Group & 10 NCIS (initially 04)." Investigators Close(
22"d MEU Marines from C Co, 1/6. command found no information
LOCATION: Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ripley, Afghanistan investigation; to substantiate abuse;
1 UNSUBSTANTIA - ALLEGATION: Mistreatment of 6 Afghani nationals while being counting as no medical evidence
TED INCIDENT; 18 held at the temporary detention facility at FOB Ripley by: NCIS for of injuries. (a) -(d)
SUSPECTS DODIG Rpt) take place as control

a.
Forced to repeat stand up & sit down.

b.
Move small rocks from 1 pile to another.

c.
Stand with extended arms for long periods.

d.
Kneel in place for long periods.

e.
. Kneel with feet propped up on 2x4.

f.
Kneel while holding large rock overhead.

g.
Kneel on small pebble.

h.
Lay with chest across wooden board.

measures for sleep deprivation & as punishment for breaking camp rules, lasting 2 to 20 minutes only (e.g. 1 detainee had tried to grab guard's pistol). Little to no evidence of (e)-
(h), Investigative efforts supported Marines' actions as appropriate & within SOP, guidance & training.
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OTHER
111, 13 Jun 04 SUSPECT: LOCATION: •
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INVESTIGATION PENDING [2] lir 10 Jun 04 SUSPECT: LOCATION: ALLEGATION:
INVESTIGATION PENDING 131 3nd Bn, 7th MAR 1 st MARDIV, I MEF NON-INCIDENT 0 0 0 CI 0 Z 19 Apr 04 19 Apr 04 SUSPECT: N/A LOCATION: Husaybah, Iraq (3/7 holding area) On 19 Apr 04, a detainee (suspected Muj martyr) captured during heavy combat operations died of unknown causes 36 hours after he was apprehended. The detainee is suspected to have died from head injuries suffered during one of over 20 escape attempts, including one in which he escaped from his restraints and threw himself through a window, landing on his head. Subsequent examination by a medical officer (MO) had him conscious, with good pupils, and responsive. However, a few hours later he took a turn for the worse and died with a Corpsman present. The examining MO surmised that the detainee died from internal cranial bleeding from the fall that was slow to kill him. The entire period of the detainee's captivity occurred during an intense combat engagement. Since the fall out the window did not appear to have caused any injury, the detainee was not evacuated due , to military necessity.
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NCIS Investig tion pendin,
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NCIS as of 17 Jun 04 (initially a command preliminary inquiry; counting as NCIS for DODIG Rpt) Investig tion pendin
Command/ Reportable Incident Assessment Team (MAT) N/A — No allegation of abuse Close,

[4] 2nd Jal — .n, 2d MAR 1 stMARDIV, I MEF Apr 04 2 & 6 May 04 SUSPECT(S): Unknown LOCATION: Iraq ALLEGATIONS: 2 detainees reported they were beaten & abused by Command Investigation pending Investig tion pendin
(2/2 based at Camp U.S. military members.
Lejeune NC with 2d •
MARDIV)
INVESTIGATION
PENDING
151 11111, 21 Jun 04 SUSPECT(S \ i D & NeCID Army Investigation pending Inve sag.
LOCATION:
lirialift ALLEGATIO : (Army CID initiated) pendin
INVESTIGATION
PENDING
1 61 Jul 04 7 Jul 04 SUSPECT(S): Unknown. Command Investigation pending InvestiE
RCT 1, IstMARDIV I MEF LOCATION: Fallujah, Iraq ALLEGATION: Detainee states he was forced to lie face down in the tion pendin
dirt, kneel next to a mud pile, and was pushed into the mud pile.
INVESTIGATION
PENDING

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