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Fay Report Annex: Statement of Major re: Operations and Conditions at Abu Ghraib Prison

May 27, 2004 | DOA | ACLU-RDI 713
This sworn statement of a Major assigned to Iraq in March 2003 discusses his understanding and experience at Abu Ghraib prison and the condition he found. The Major was a member of the Combined Joint Task Force at Abu Ghraib prison and he stated: "It appeared many detainees had been brought in and were being held without any real probable cause, other times rounded up just because they were of military service age or were in the vicinity of a raid." Estimated that only about 15% of the detainees were of any real intelligence value. He said "1 am a New York City puller officer in my civilian job and, looking at the situation from a police perspective, I believed there were some problems with the retention and release policies and, criteria at the Board."