Sworn Statement

The document is a sworn statement from a redacted entity regarding two incidents at the Abu Ghurayb Prison which involved the use of dogs to intimidate and injure detainees.

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Statement
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Wednesday, January 28, 2004
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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SWORN STATEMENT
For use of this form, see AR 190-45; the proponent agency is Office oi•The Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel.
DATE I I
28 Jan 04'
TION
• Abu Gharib, Baghdad, Iraq
FILE NUMBER
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LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE'NAME SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER GRADE/STATUS
E-5/ SGT/USA
ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS„
42nd Military Police Detachment, Abu Gharib, Baghdad., Ira
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APO AE 09229 b7C per CIC'
WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING
STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
I arrived at Abu Gharib in late Nov 03. My dOg's name is Duco nd his tattoo number is B 150. He
is a tan sh'orthaired Belgian Malinois. Our call sign is We are cross-trained as
narcotics and patrol team. We haVe assisted Military Intelligence with two interviews:' The first One
isolatio acilityhardsite. One of from the Ml group came over. I believe it was. SSG
•. occurred about mid Dec 03: SGT and I were training in one.of the .MP hallway's and the •
He asked us if we.could use our dos for interrogation purposes. They were trying to
get cieared. We.went outside and saw COL He told us Ml wanted to use the docs for
interrogations and he told us that they had received permission to use dogs in an intervie
waited outside the Interrogation Control Element (ICE) for about 20'more minutes. SSG'
told us that they dogs had to stay on leash and they had to be muzzled if the dogs were going to .
go inside the booth. At that time they wanted us to go inside the booth so I put a muzzle on Duco.
Then SSG I 'came back and told Us that we were going to stay outside the doorway and •
they were going to•bring the detainee to the door of the booth. We were told that the dogs did not
have to have a muzzle on because they were not; going into the booth so I took the 'muzzle off of
'co. We put•the dogs at 45 degree angles outside the door and then the MI buys opened up .the
Jr. The detainee was in a chair. The.dogs barked for a little bit, maybe two minutes.. Then SSG
said that was enough and they closed.the door.
I also assisted with an interview at Wood facility about early Jan was in the Ganci compound
wheri the 320th MP BN TOC•called me.over the radio. I was ske ,Ei:.to meet with the MI officer .to go •
to site Wood to assist with an interr ogation. I assumed they had authorization because the request
had gone through the S-3 at the TOC. We drove over to Wood facility.• The lieutenant went into
the booth and told me to wait outside. When.he came back, he -was with SSG'
detainee, .I.as e he wanted Duco to be in a muzzle and he said no. We went into the'
believe. SSG told me that I was to.gd into the booth and have Duco bark at the'
booth. and there was a detainee in -the booth with a bag over his head. Duco barked at him for
aboUt two or three minutes and they were asking the detainee questions. At one point the '
. detainee tried to move his foot toward the deg and I moved his foot away. After the two or three
minutes we went back outside the booth and waited for a little bit. 1 remember another interrogator
asked me about my dog but I do not remember who it was. We then•left the facility.

volved in an incident with a detainee. SGTJ
ame over to us and asked us to pull security•for
ed out a windoW cover and may have been given something
went into the wing of'the Isolation site first. .1 entered about
ee was standing up against the wall'and facing us. His
as there and was telling the detainee to, get down into
The detainee was notistening. He went to his knees but did not go any further.
tried to show him that he was supposed to go into the prone but he resisted, pushed off
back up with his hands behind his head. A few seconds after that; the detainee ran
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About early or•Mid Dec 03 Duco a
and I Were on patrol when SSG
him. , He told us a Detainee ha
like a weapon or drugs. SGT
20 to 30 seconds after he did
hands were behind his head:
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straight across to the other wall of the roo.m and turned left and tried to e i There were •
two or three MPs in his way and he tried to-fight with the.a. I believe it wa that he met
head on. When I saw the detainee fighting with the MPs I told him to . stop. When he did not stop, I
let Duca to the end of his leash.and Duco nipped the right thigh of the detainee. I called him off •
and Duco came back to the heel position. The detainee was still fighting, so I warned the detainee"
and then let Duco go again to the end of his leash. This time Duco bit the detainee on his left thigh .
a quarter of his mouth: I called him off again and Dubo came back tb the heel position: The
detainee then stopped fighting. He was restrained and cuffed. The Medics then came. and took
care of his legs. •
Q: SA
SGill I .
Q: How far was your dog frbm .the detainee in the chair?
1 IA: About 2 feet away.
' 1Q: How were you holding the dog?.
Et: I was holding him by the collar:
Was the detainee bound to the chair? •
1 r: I do not know. I could see his hands moving but I was focUsed on Duco.so..I do ,not know for `-
sure.
Q: Was the detainee in fear of the dogs?
I did not see.
Were you given any specific guidance from MI.albout your do b g the detainee.
We were told not to let the dogs bite the detainee by SSG That was why I was so
ocused on my dog. •
Q: Do you know any o•the other People that were there? • •
: NO. There•was on tall white male With a leather jacket. His hair was light brown and longer
than a normal military cut. He was lanky, tall and thin.
Q: Who ood facility incident? '
: SSG and a civilian male I did not know. He was a Hispanic or Arabic male, about
'10", •dar hair and heavy set. .
- • .Q: Did Duco bit this detainee? .
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• . How long did you wait outside the booth? •
1-1A: Abouf20 minutes to half an hour. -
'Q. Did you see a female interrogator that day?
71A: Yes there was a female interrogator with blonde hair and very light skin in the facility as well. .
She stopped to pet Duco for a minute at the entrance to the facility. .
Q: In- regards to the incident where Duco bit the detainee, How many MP's were peeSent when ,you
entered? ' . . .
DA: I am not sure. I know SSGI Iwas there and cam in with me. I do not
'- 'know of anyone else by name. Again, I was focused on my og y the end there were maby
three or for people there. .
.Q: How long didthe whole incident take?
DA: Less than five minutes. .
Q: Do you feel your dogs were brought in to intimidate the prisoner? •
.t...),N( ot at the time.
Did you fell there was a valid reason for your presence?
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: Do you think the MP's could have controlled this detainee without the assistance of your dog?
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1-1A: That is tough to say. If they had more people in there to start with, maybe. But it is too hard to .
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Was the detainee frightened of the dogs?
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Do you know who else was there?
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• No:
: Were there any translators there?
: Not that I remember. —
- Have you ev.er helped CID with an.interview? -
A: No. , - . .
Q: HaVe you ever toldariyon. e thatyou were assisting CID with an interview?
A: No. . .
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Q: Other than the incidents you told me about, have yoU assisted with any other interrogations?
: No. ' • • . . . . . • • .
.Q: Have yoU ever had your dog bark at detainees through the bars at the isolation facility?
A: He has barked,at people through the bars When he gets teased by the detainees. •
Q: Have you ever been ordered or asked to do that by MI?
- No. . ' • •
Q: Do you have anything else- you would like to add-to this statement?
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AFFIDAVIT - • •
IHAVE READ OR HAVE HAD READ TO ME THIS STATEMENT WHICH BEGINS ON PAGE 1 AND ENDS ONPAGE
-f. FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THE ENTIRE STATEMENT MADE BY ME. THE STATEMENT IS TRUE. I HAVE .
INITIALED.ALL CORRECTIONS AID HAVE INITIALED THE BOTT4L4 OF EACH PAGE CONTAINING THE STATEMENT. I HAVE MADE THIS ,
STATEMENT FREELY WITHOUT HOPE OF BENEFIT OR REWARD, WITHOUT THREAT OF PUNISHMENT, AND WITHOUT COERCION,
UNLAWFUL INFLUENCE; OR UNLAWFUL INDUCEMENT.
pigna ure or reason Making Statement) ,
Subscribed and swom to before me, a person authorized by law
to administer oaths, this 27 th day of January, 2004 .
at Al- t (hadh flarihr-larl.fraa
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(Typed Narne of Person Administering Oath)
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(Authority To Administer Oaths)
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