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 22 Jul 04: 10 Substantiated incidents; 11 Unsubstantiated incidents
1. Substantiated: 10 incidents - All lstMARDIV — 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Punishments (1 followed by Board of Inquiry & pending discharge) 1 page 11 (official counseling) 6 - charges withdrawn or dismissed 4 cases pending: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 Linder 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)
Unit Date of Date Suspect, Location Type of Disposition Curre Incident Reported Investigation
& Allegation & Date Statu
SUBSTANTIATED

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2 Jun 03 3 Jun 03 SUSPECT: WORM Command SPCM: 2 Jun 03 Clos 1" BN, 4 th MAR, LOCATION: TBD (JAGMAN) Guilty of Art 92, 1 stMARDIV, 1 MEF ALLEGATION: Beat detainees w/fists on various parts of their body violation of lawful
order; Art 93,
1 maltreatment; & Art

0 SUBSTANTIATED 128, assault. INCIDENT; SENTENCE: 120 days 1 SUSPECT conf; red E-1; BCD
0 121
15May03 Originally SUSPECTS: (1) Command (1) SPCM 7 Jan 04 Close(
O 3`d BN, 7th MAR, 1" reported 20 (2) (JAGMAN) Guilty of dereliction,O MARDIV, I MEF
O (3) maltreatment, assault
111101 LOCATION: Kar ala, Iraq (.Base West of Karbala) SENTENCE Conf 90 I epos ed it to ALLEGATION: mistreated a bound detainee gum days, forf $500 x 3O SUBSTANTIATED CNN 11 y holding a 9mm pistol to the back of the detainee's head mos, red E-1 INCIDENT; May 04, & P another Marine took a picture. .11111111111P also admitted to
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3 SUSPECTS to WCQS pouring a glass of water on the detainee's head.Winnitook a (2) SCM 2 Jan 04
re orter photograph of the detainee while an American Flag was draped over Guilty of Art 92
the detainee's body. failed to properly guard the detainee in SENTENCE Conf 30
the execution of hislilleirring these occurrences of maltreatment. days, forf 2/3 pay x 1
Ashville C mo, red E-1
23 Mar 04.41111ris ' (3) SCM 15 Jan 04
former 3/7 FINDINGS Guilty of
SSgt dereliction,
separated 31 Dec 03 on maltreatment SENTENCE Conf 20 1
combat days, forf 2/3 pay x 1
related mo, red E-1
physical
disability)
131 (1) SPCM 17 Jun 04
1 Jun - TBD SUSPECTS: (1) NCIS (vice Guilty of Art 93 Close(
3"I BN, 5 th MAR, 6 Jul 03" (2 . Command) maltreatment related to
1 5 ' MARDIV, I MEF (3)(4 allegation (3) SENTENCE: Red E-3,
3 LOCATION: Adiwaniyai, 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
detainee w/ fire
0 extinguisher)
0 SENTENCE: Red E-3;
0 forf 2/3 pay x 1 mo; 14
0 days restr .
0
_ Z (4) Chrgs withdrawn
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UNCLASSIFIED FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
USMC ALLEGED DETAINEE ABUSE CASES SINCE 11 SEP 01

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6 Jun 03 6 Jun 03 SUSPECTS: (1)1100IMMUMMININIMIP NCIS 2" BN, 25 th MAR, (2)111111.11111/11111.0.1.1.1111111111.1.1" MARDIV, I MEF • (NY Reserve BN) -(3)
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(1) 23 SUSPECT: somminur Command CG's NJP 1 Aug 03 Close( 3' d BN, 23 rd MAR, 1" Jun 03 LOCATION: Al Kut, Iraq (JAGMAN) Guilty of Conduct Separati MARDIV, I MEF ALLEGATIONS: unbecoming , Failing to pending (SNO is Reservist, (2) 29 (1) 23Jun03- SNO, as Combined Anti-Armor (CAAT) Pit Cdr, rpt & turn over captured DC Parent command is Jun 03 detained 4 Iraqi males for looting brass from the Ammunition Supply property M&RA 4thMARDIV, Pt. After the 4 th time of detaining them the same day, SNO had them SENTENCE: Forf & MARFORRES) searched, stripped of clothing except shoes & underwear, & released. $2,034 x 1 mo, ltr of SECNA
SNO failed to account for their personal property & currency. censure. MFR BOI final 2 (2) 29Jun03-SNO's Plt fired in self-defense at a semi-truck attempting 6Apr04 substantiated action. SUBSTANTIATED to run a checkpoint 28Jun03. The 2 occupants were injured & misconduct & INCIDENTS; transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. 29Jun03, recommended I SUSPECT the Iraqis returned to recover their personal effects, but SNO denied separation w/ Hon
them access & ordered his Marines to burn their property. discharge.
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16] 4thLARBn, l' MARDIV, I MEF 3 Aug 03 3 Aug 03 SUSPECT: 1111111MIWIMOMMIP LOCATION: Al Mumudiyah, Iraq (LSA Dogwood) ALLEGATION: Mistreated detainee allialpycausing 2nd degree burns/blisters to back of detainee's Command (JAGMAN) SPCM 5 Apr 04 Guilty of Art 128, assault with means likely to produce death
1 SUBSTANTIA - hands. Detainee requested to use hand sanitizer following a head call. or grievous bodily
TED INCIDENT; 1 SUSPECT As the detainee squatted down, a Marine guard squirted alcohol-based sanitizer into detainee's hands; excess cleaner formed puddle on floor. As the Marine guard turned to dispose of the empty bottle, lit harm. SENTENCE: Confinement 90 days,
a match & threw it onto the puddle of hand sanitizer. The liquid Red to E-2
[71 2nd Bit, 2d MAR 1st MARDIV, I MEF (2/2 is based at Camp Lejeune NC with 2d MARDIV) I SUBSTANTIA- 13 Apr 04 15 Apr 04 ignited, & flames burned the detainee's hands, causing large blisters. SUSPECTS: (1)11.111111-shocked victim. (2) helped PFC Sting operate transformer. (3)11111111111escort for victim while he was shocked. (4) ET NCO, present during incident (5) iscussed shocking detainees before LOCATION: Al Mahmudi a, Iraq (2/2 holding area) Command (vice NCIS) (1)GCM 14 May 04 Fallujah, Iraq. Guilty of assault, cruelty & maltreatment, derelic-tion, & conspiracy to assault detainee. SENTENCE: 1 yr conf; red E-1; total forf; BCD
TED INCIDENT; 5 SUSPECTS ALLEGATION: reported he witnessed hock an Iraqi detainee with an electric transformer; t a (2) SPCM 14 May 04 Fallujah, Iraq. Guilty
field 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
Fallujah, Iraq. Guilty
CI 0 0 of dereliction. SENTENCE: 60 das conf, red E-1, 30 das
0 hard labor w/o conf,
0 forf $100 x 4 mos.
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0 0 0 IV " (4) P.11 — official counseling entry (date TBD). SNM not in
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Close(
(1)-(4) Closed
(5)Pending GCM mid-Aul 04 (dela from Jul due to Individu Military
Counsel request)
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.

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UNSUBSTANTIATED
[11 Unsubstantiated
No dates 4 Jan 02 SUSPECTS: Unknown Preliminary Feb 02 Close(
CTF-58 were LOCATION: Kandahar, Afghanistan Inquiry (Oral), -Guards use only that
Suspects' provided ALLEGATIONS: which requested force necessary to
ranks/units/service/ names of control the detainee
names were not (1) Excessive force by guards when detainees moved from transport detainees/ and provide adequate
provided by aircraft to TF-58 Short Term Holding Facility (STHF) at Kandahar suspects & dates safety and security for
complainant International Airport but did not the detainee and the
receive further guard force. No
1 (2) Harsh physical treatment during interrogations — including information medical treatment was
UNSUBSTANTIAT- interrogators hitting the head of a detainee on a table and squeezing from required or requested
ED INCIDENTS; testicles. Allegation made in Afghanistan to CTF-58, though unclear complainant as a result of rough
UNKNOWN # where interrogations occurred. physical treatment
SUSPECTS from guards.
-Physical abuse during
any detainee's
- interrogation did not
occur at TF 58 STHF.
PI
Task Force Tarawa, 1 29 Mar 03 30 Mar 03 SUSPECT: Marine Guard LOCATION: Detainee Collection Point An Nasiriyah, Iraq NCIS (initially Preliminary Unsubstantiated 31 Max 03 Close(
MEF ALLEGATION: Detainee (Hamdan Shibey ISN 0408400C) was Inquiry by
shot & killed by a Marine guard. Investigation determined that the Command per
1 detainee attacked the Marine guard and the guard acted in self- TF Tarawa SJA)
UNSUBSTANTIAT- defense when he shot the detainee that was lunging for the guard's (Counting as
ED INCIDENT; service rifle. NCIS for
I SUSPECT DODIG Report)
13J Unsubstantiated for
28d BN, 23"I MAR, 8 Apr 03 Jan 04 SUSPECT: LOCATION: Baghdad, Iraq USM CR \(‘) NCIS abuse/homicide Substantiated for Close(
l'I MARDIV, I MEF (open source ALLEGATION: VIBMIIIMINtold Las Vegas Newspaper that False Official Stmt,
I UNSUBSTANTI -ATED INCIDENT; I SUSPECT; NJP FOR FALSE OFFICIAL STMT 0 0 0 0 0 Z — news article) he personally executed 2 Iraqis that were out of combat. . NJP 28 Apr 04 Guilty of False Official Statement — false allegation SENTENCE Forf 1 mo pay.
et SNM to retire.
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SUSPECT: "U.S. Marines" Command Unsubstantiated Close(
"U.S. Marines" 3/4, 9-12 Apr 03 2 Dec 03 LOCATION: Baghdad/Umm Qasar, Iraq Apr 04
IstMARDIV, I MEF CONGRINT ALLEGATION: 11111111111111111111111palleged U.S. Marines "stole
my belongings...and started torturing me" in Baghdad, Iraq. On 30
I UNSUBSTANTIA - Apr 04, 11111111111MPfiled 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.
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Combat Services Support Co 1 5` FSSG, I MEF Apr 03 13 Jun 03 SUSPECT: Cpl USMC. LOCATION: Iraq. ALLEGATION: Suspect told several other unit members that he had been ordered by his formerer. to execute 3 Iraqi EPWs while NCIS Unsubstantiated. Suspect claimed he was intoxicated, that he fabricated the entire Close(
I UNSUBSTANTIA - his unit was conducting combat ops near an abandoned Iraqi pharmaceutical factory south of Baghdad, & that his.threatened story, & he then passed polygraph.
TED INCIDENT; to kill him if he did not carry out the executions. Suspect claimed he
I SUSPECT killed 3 Iraqi EPWs & disposed of the bodies in an 8-ft deep hole.
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N/A 9 Jul 03 SUSPECT: LCpI USMC NCIS Unsubstantiated. Closed.
2/5, IstMARDIV False LOCATION: Iraq. Preliminary Suspect also told Due to
I MEF allegation ALLEGATION: Suspect was being treated at the Naval Medical Inquiry & medical staff he was totality c
Center San Diego, when he was overheard bragging about stabbing Command meritoriously fictitious
I UNSUBSTANTIA - dead & wounded Iraqi EPWs. Preliminary promoted to Sgt, stories b
TED INCIDENT; I SUSPECT Inquiry (Counting as wounded in Iraq, awarded Purple Heart, suspect, full field
NCIS for honored by hometown invest'
DODIG Report) ceremony, treated to tion
dinner by deemed
Congressman, & unwarra
' assaulted 1 night in San Diego. In fact, ted.
suspect was assigned
C1 to chaplain's vehicle
in Iraq, & there is no
C1 record of hometown
0 0 ceremony or. promotion.
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1St BN, 4th MAR 15 Apr 03 15 Apr 03 SUSPECT:1111111111111111 LOCATION: Iraq Okj? Preliminary Inquiry Unsubstantiated for detainee abuse. Close(
I stMARDIV, I MEF ALLEGATION: SNM was medevaced with a broken hand. He told (JAGMAN)
the BN surgeon that he broke it "punching an EPW in the face" & Substantiated for False
1 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; infliction of self-
/ SUSPECT; injury.
NJP FOR FALSE NJP 11 Aug 03. Forf
OFFICAL $692 x 2 mos, Red E-3
STATEMENT (susp).
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N/A Oct 03 SUSPECT: HM3 Navy Corpsman detailed from Naval Hospital NCIS Unsubstantiated. Close(
Combined Anti- False Oak Harbor, Washington, in support of 1stMARDIV 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
Wpns Co, I n BN LOCATION: Iraq. any EPWs, though prosecu­
lstMARDI V 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
1 UNSUBSTANTIAT- & tripping other ry merit
ED INCIDENT,. difficult EPWs to put Trial Svc
I SUSPECT them on the ground Office­
while assisting USMC West NJ
members conducting Whidbe'
"pat down" searches. Island.
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1 5t Intel BN, lst 12 Apr 04 15 Apr 04 SUSPECT: SSgt, Counterintelligence Specialist LOCATION: Division Interrogation Facility, Camp Fallujah, Iraq Preliminary Inquiry Unsubstantiated. Inquiry found Close(
MARDIV, I MEF Serious ALLEGATION: That detainee was kicked & struck during evidence limited &
Incident screening. conflicting. SIR
/ Report, I indicated immediate
UNSUBSTANTIAT- MEF FWD medical exam of
ED INCIDENT; 15 Apr 04 detainee found no
I SUSPECT associated injury.
[101 22" MEU 25 Jun 04 26 Jun 04 SUSPECT(S): 8 Marines from MEU Service Support Group & Marines from C Co, 1/6. 10 NCIS (initially command Unsubstantiated (6 Jul 04). Investigators found no information Close(
LOCATION: Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ripley, Afghanistan investigation; to substantiate abuse;
1 UNSUBSTANTIA -TED INCIDENT; 18 SUSPECTS ALLEGATION: Mistreatment of 6 Afghani nationals while being held at the temporary detention facility at FOB Ripley by: counting as NCIS for DODIG Rpt) no medical evidence of injuries. (a)-(d) take place as control

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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.

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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.
[ 1 1 Ilir 13 Jun 04 SUSPECT: LOCATIO . : ALLEGATIO . OTHER.
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INVESTIGATION PENDING 121 IV 1 0 Jun 04 SUSPECT: LOCATION: ALLEGATION:
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INVESTIGATION PENDING [31 3nd Bn, 7th MAR l't MARDIV, I MEF NON-INCIDENT 0 0 C/C3 0 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 Investigation pending Investig
tion
pendin
NCIS as of 17 Investigation pending Investig
Jun 04 tion
(initially a pendin
command
preliminary
inquiry;
counting as
NCIS for
DODIG Rpt)
Command/ N/A — No allegation of Close
Reportable abue
Incident
Assessment
Team (RIAT)
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UNCLASSIFIED FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
USMC ALLEGED DETAINEE ABUSE CASES SINCE 11 SEP 01
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Apr 04 2 & 6 May SUSPECT(S): Unknown Command Investigation pending Investig
2nd Bn, 2d MAR 04 LOCATION: Iraq tion
1 stMARDIV, I MEF (2/2 based at Camp ALLEGATIONS: 2 detainees reported they were beaten & abused by U.S. military members. pendin
Lejeune NC with 2d
MARDIV) •
INVESTIGATION
PENDING
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21 Jun 04 SUSPECT(S): Joint Army Investigation pending Inve,
LOCATION: CID & NCIS ion
ALLEGATI • (Army CID pendin
initiated)
INVESTIGATION
PENDING
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RCT 1, IstMARDIV Jul 04 7 Jul 04 SUSPECT(S): Unknown. LOCATION: Fallujah, Iraq Command Investigation pending Investig tion
I MEF ALLEGATION: Detainee states he was forced to lie face down in the dirt, kneel next to a mud pile, and was pushed into the mud pile. pendin
INVESTIGATION
PENDING

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