ARMY UPDATES DETAINEE OPERATIONS DOCUMENTS
March 3, 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Army is continuing its effort to keep the public informed by releasing 1,199 pages of criminal investigations pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The 13 cases were provided to the Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York on February 26 for subsequent release to the ACLU.
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. (see 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.