ARMY UPDATES DETAINEE OPERATIONS INFORMATION
May 18, 2005
The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing documents today pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Several inquiries examining all aspects of detention operations have been completed and additional inquiries are underway. The major inquiries are based on more than 1700 interviews. Additionally, more than 350 criminal investigations have viewed allegations of detainee mistreatment. Thus far, allegations against 130 military members have been addressed in courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, and other adverse administrative action.
The Army remains committed to addressing identified problems in detainee operations and to communicating the progress to the public.
1) Breakdown of the information released:
- Records of criminal and administrative investigations, including investigative reports, sworn statements, letters of reprimand and rebuttals, and affidavits
- Detainee repatriation policies and procedures
- Inpatient Treatment Records
- Therapeutic Documentation Care Plans
- Patient Progress Notes
- Nursing Notes, Observations
- Critical Care Flow Sheets
- Radiology Reports
- Discharge Instructions
2) Also included in this release:
- Briefings, information papers and emails regarding deaths
- Media engagement documents subsequent to major inquiries
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