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 twenty-four (24) Reports of Investigation from January 16, 2007, just after the investigation was opened, through February 19, 2008, when the investigation was closed. The Report has seven (7) Sworn Statements from soldiers; a Report that Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), Regimental Combat Team 7 (RTC-7) concluded Mr. Saoud's death as a result of an apparent heart attack, (Report of Investigation, Action, March 6, 2007); and a Report that the Saoud family would not allow an autopsy to be preformed, thus preventing a conclusive Cause of Death, (Investigative Action, May 10, 2007). Attachments redacted under NCIS Deleted Page Information Sheet.

Doc_type: 
Investigative File
Doc_date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Doc_rel_date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Doc_handwriting: 
Yes
Doc_nid: 
10870
Doc_type_num: 
66