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Fay Report Annex: Statement of Chief Warrant Officer 3, A Company, 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion re: Screening and Handling of Detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison

Sworn statement of a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) with A Company, 202d Military Intelligence Battalion who arrived Abu Ghraib prison on or about January 18, 2004. Interviewee described procedures dealing with hard copy packets of detainee files at Abu Ghraib. the CW3 stated "rior to my arrival and during the first approximately two months of my time here, the dossiers were separated and filed by Section and the Section Sergeant was responsible for maintaining control of the paperwork. Since then, all of the dossiers are filed together and accounted for by the ICE leadership. Rarely does a dossier physically leave the ICE. When it does, it is only for a short time. When intelligence exploitation of the Detainee is completed, the Detainee Assessment Branch (DAB) process begins. The interrogator and the Section Sergeant decide the Detainee has no more intelligence value. They ensure the dossier is complete and attach a DAB Memorandum for Record in the BATs database. The dossier is then brought to me. I review the dossier and the MFR and pass the dossier to the Collection, Management, and Dissemination (CMD) shop for further review. Previous to May, 2004, I was taking out all the handwritten notes and the Interrogation Plans of the dossier before submitting the dossiers to CMD. Starting in May, 2004, I began leaving the Interrogation Plans in the dossier. After passing to CMD, the dossier will never come back in to the ICE unless a requirement is found that has not been addressed. If the dossier does return, the requirement is addressed and the DAB process begins again. Processing exceptions to the counter-resistance policy differs between what happens now and what I was told was happening when I arrived."