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Emails between DOD Officials re: Update on Detainee Abuse Criminal Investigations

Aug. 10, 2004 | DOD | ACLU-RDI 2209
Emails include an executive summary that answers the question, how many criminal investigations were begun as a result of MG Fay's investigation? It reports that the CID initiated 186 criminal investigations as of August 6, 2004, while 24 physical or sexual assault incidents were identified by the report, 18 of the 24 incidents were previously investigated by the CID, the CID had not yet initiated new investigations. The emails also included an executive summary, which summarized the Army court martial of Private First Class Edward Richmond, who was charged with unpremeditated murder of an Iraqi detainee. PFC Richmond was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, he was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of pay and allowance, reduction to Private and three years of confinement. Richmond's court martial hearing is noted as one of the first tried involving the murder of an Iraqi detainee.
  • 2004-02-28, Taal Al Jal, Iraq, Death
    • On February 28, 2004 in the vicinity of Taal Al Jal, Iraq, an Iraqi detainee was killed by Private First Class Edward Richmond. The circumstances of his death are unclear, however, what is known is that the detainee was apprehended and flex cuffed following a cordon and search operation and later killed by the PFC.