NCIS Report (Death): 08JAN07-24IZ-0008-7HMA/C; Sadik Abdullah Saoud, Barwanah, Iraq, January 8, 2007

This is an NCIS investigation into the death of Sadik Abdullah Saoud, and Iraqi civilian who died while being placed in to custody by Battalion Landing Team 2/4 (2/4 "G" Co.), out of Expedition Observation Post (EOP) Playboy Mansion, Barwana, Iraq on January 8, 2007. Mr. Saoud's vehicle was on the "Be On The Lookout (BOLO) List" when it was spotted pulling out of a driveway. The vehicle was stopped, and Mr. Saoud was placed in to custody and Flex-cuffed after being taken to the ground. Mr. Saoud was then seated on the curb following his arrest, to await further processing when he suffered an apparent heart attack. The heart attack was witnessed by soldiers and civilians. Medics were called and CPR was administered, but failed to revive him. This file contains eight (8) Investigative Action Reports from Jan. 16, 17 & 18, 2007, containing Sworn Statements of the soldiers of 2/4 Golf Company (2/4 "G" Co.), the soldiers who took Mr. Saoud in to custody and witnessed his heart attack. There is also a sworn statement from the Marine who provided Mr. Saoud with fraudulent documents found on him at the time of his arrest. The Marines state that Mr. saoud resisted being taken in to custody, but they deny they hitting or abusing Mr. Saoud while taking him in to custody. Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.

Investigative File
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Thursday, January 20, 2011