Army Updates Detainee Operations Documents
February 18, 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing 988 pages of criminal investigations pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The 8 cases, that have been previously released to the ACLU, will be mailed to the Washington Post on 18 Feb 05.
In all cases final disposition has been determined or the attorneys involved in the case have determined that release of the information will not adversely affect the outcome of the cases. Download Fact Sheet.
Several inquiries examining all aspects of detention operations have been completed and additional inquiries are underway. The major inquiries are based on more than 950 interviews and more than 15,000 pages of documents. Additionally, more than 300 criminal investigations have viewed allegations of detainee mistreatment. Thus far, allegations against more than 100 military members have been addressed in courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, and other adverse administrative actions.
The Army remains committed to addressing identified problems in detainee operations and to communicating the progress to the public.