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DOJ Inspector General Report: Review of FBI Involvement and Observations of Detainee Interrogations at Guantanamo, Afghanistan and Iraq

Oct. 30, 2009 | DOJ-OIG | ACLU-RDI 5015

This document is the result of a review conducted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) regarding the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) involvement in and observations of detainee interrogations in Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Afghanistan, and Iraq. The focus of the review was whether FBI agents witnessed incidents of detainee abuse in the military zones, whether FBI employees reported any such abuse to their superiors or others, and how those reports were handled. The OIG also examined whether FBI employees participated in any detainee abuse. In addition, the report examined the development and adequacy of the policies, guidance, and training that the FBI provided to the agents it deployed to the military zones. It was concluded that the FBI had not provided sufficient guidance to its agents on how to respond when confronted with military interrogators who used interrogation techniques that were not permitted by FBI policies.

[This report was originally released to the ACLU on May 20, 2008, shortly after the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act request for it and other related documents.  The government later released this less-redacted version of the report. This version shows the differences between the two released versions using highlights.  See the second page of the report for a fuller explanation.]