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Individuals Alleged to Have Engaged in Wrongful Conduct in Connection with the Treatment of Detainees

The following is a list of military personnel – by rank and age where available1 – alleged to have engaged in wrongful conduct in connection with detainee mistreatment after September 11.  Some have been charged with and convicted of crimes in the military justice system, others have been acquitted of military criminal charges or had those charges against them dropped, still others have had allegations against them handled administratively by the military. The list also includes one CIA contractor who was subject to federal court criminal proceedings.  The list was compiled from press accounts of court martial proceedings and in some instances from transcripts of those proceedings.  While the list does not purport to be exhaustive, the Task Force believes that it is illustrative of who has borne responsibility to date for mistreating detainees, and who, particularly by omission, has not.

  1. Specialist, age 25, convicted of assault and two counts of making a false official statement while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Sentenced to 90 days in prison, a reduction to the rank of Private, a fine of $3288.00, and a bad-conduct discharge.
  1. Private First Class, age 22, convicted of assault, prisoner maltreatment, maiming a prisoner and providing a false statement to investigators while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Sentenced to a reduction in rank to Private.
  1. Specialist, age 21, convicted of assault and prisoner maltreatment while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Sentenced to five months in prison and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 21, convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees, prisoner maltreatment, and committing an indecent act while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to three years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.
  1. Sergeant, age 24, convicted of dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse, prisoner maltreatment and assault while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Sentenced to a reduction in rank, a $1000 fine, and a letter of reprimand.
  1. Specialist, age 21, convicted of dereliction of duty for failure to protect prisoners from abuse and assault while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Sentenced to two months in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Specialist, convicted of assault, prisoner maltreatment and dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Sentenced to 75 days in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 34, convicted of assault, battery, indecency, conspiracy to maltreat detainees, maltreatment of detainees, committing an indecent act and dereliction of duty for failure to protect prisoners from abuse while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to ten years in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, forfeiture of pay and benefits, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Staff Sergeant, age 38, convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees, dereliction of duty for failure to protect detainees from abuse, maltreatment of detainees, assault and committing an indecent act while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to eight years in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, a forfeiture of pay, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Sergeant, age 26, convicted of dereliction of duty for failure to protect detainees from abuse, providing false statements to investigators and battery while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to six months in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 24, convicted of dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse, prisoner maltreatment while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to one year in prison, a reduction in rank to Private and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 24, convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees and maltreatment of detainees while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to eight months in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 25, convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees, maltreatment of detainees, and dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to six months in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 28, convicted of dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to a reduction in rank to Private, fine of a half-month’s pay, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Sergeant, age 29, convicted of dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse and aggravated assault while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to 90 days hard labor, a fine, and a reduction in rank to Private.
  1. Specialist, age 22, convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees and maltreatment of detainees while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to ten months in prison, reduction in rank to Private, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 22, convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees, maltreatment of detainees, assault, dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse and an indecent act while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to 179 days in prison, a fine of $2,250, a demotion to the rank of Private, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Private First Class, age 19, convicted of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to obstruct justice while serving in Iraq in 2006. Sentenced to 18 years in prison, a demotion to the rank of Private, and a dishonorable discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 21, convicted of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to obstruct justice while serving in Iraq in 2006. Sentenced to 18 years in prison, a demotion to the rank of Private, and a dishonorable discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 18, convicted of aggravated assault for shooting a detainee while serving in Iraq in 2006. Sentenced to nine months in prison.
  1. Private, age 19, convicted of aggravated assault on a detainee while serving in Iraq in 2006. Sentenced to 10 months confinement, a fine of $8,000, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Petty Officer 2nd Class, age 24, convicted of assault and conspiracy to mistreat detainees while serving in Iraq in 2007. Sentenced to 79 days in jail, a reduction of rank by two grades, and a loss of pay.
  1. Petty Officer 2nd Class, age 26, convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees, cruelty and maltreatment of detainees, lying and assault. Sentenced to 45 days confinement and a reduction in rank.
  1. Seaman, age 22, convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees, cruelty and maltreatment of detainees, lying and assault. Sentenced to 3 months in prison and a fine of $3,600.
  1. Chief Petty Officer, age 42, convicted of conspiracy and assault while serving in Iraq in 2007. Sentenced to 89 days in the brig, $1,500 forfeiture and a reduction in rank by one grade.
  1. Master Sergeant, age 40, convicted of premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit murder while serving in Iraq in 2007. Sentenced to 40 years in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, dishonorably discharged and forfeited all pay and allowances.
  1. Sergeant First Class, age 25, convicted of premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit murder while serving in Iraq in 2007. Sentenced to 35 years in prison.
  1. Sergeant, age 25, convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder while serving in Iraq in 2007. Sentenced to life in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, dishonorably discharged and forfeited all pay and allowances.
  1. 1st Lieutenant, age 25, convicted of unpremeditated murder of a detainee while serving in Iraq in 2007. Sentenced to 25 years in prison.
  1. Staff Sergeant, age 34, convicted of assault, maltreatment of a subordinate and making a false statement in a case involving the premeditated murder of a detainee in Iraq in 2007. Sentenced to 17 months in prison, a reduction in rank to Private, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Specialist, age 24, convicted of conspiracy to commit murder while serving in Iraq in 2007. Sentenced to 8 months in prison.
  1. Specialist, age 22, convicted of conspiracy to commit murder while serving in Iraq in 2007. Sentenced to 7 months in prison.
  1. Petty Officer First Class, age 26, convicted of dereliction of duty for inhumane treatment of an Iraqi detainee while serving in Iraq in 2009. Sentenced to no punishment.
  1. Sergeant, age 39, convicted of dereliction of duty and the abuse of prisoners while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to 60 days’ hard labor and confinement to barracks, and demoted to the rank of Private.
  1. First Lieutenant, age 24, convicted of assault and dereliction of duty for failing to protect detainees while serving in Iraq in 2004. Sentenced to 45 days in prison and fined $12,000.
  1. Sergeant 1st Class, age 33, convicted of aggravated assault and obstruction of justice while serving in Iraq in 2004. Sentenced to six months in jail and a reduction in rank to Staff Sergeant.
  1. Captain, age 33, convicted of two counts of aggravated assault against detainees while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to 45 days prison time and a fine of $1,000 per month for twelve months.
  1. Lance Corporal, convicted of dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse, maltreatment of a prisoner, and assault for holding a pistol to the head of a detainee while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to 90 days in prison, a fine of $1500, and a reduction to the rank of Private.
  1. Sergeant, age 27, convicted of conspiracy to commit prisoner maltreatment, prisoner maltreatment, dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse, and giving a false statement to investigators while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to 12 months in prison, a reduction to the rank of Private and bad conduct discharge.
  1. Sergeant, convicted of dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse, maltreatment of prisoners, and assault while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to a reduction in rank to Lance Corporal and 30 days’ hard labor.
  1. Staff Sergeant, convicted of assault and maltreatment of prisoners while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to be discharged from the Army.
  1. Corporal, convicted of assault, conspiracy to maltreat a prisoner, and maltreatment of prisoners while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to one month hard labor, a fine, and reduction in rank to Lance Corporal.
  1. Major, age 35, convicted of dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse and maltreatment of prisoners while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to be discharged from the military.
  1. Chief Warrant Officer, age 40, convicted of negligent homicide and negligent dereliction of duty for failing to protect prisoners from abuse while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to a reprimand, forfeiture of $6,000, and a restriction to barracks for two months.
  1. Sergeant First Class, age 36, convicted of assault on a prisoner and making false statements to investigators while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to receive a reprimand.
  1. Sergeant, age 25, convicted of dereliction of duty for failure to protect detainees and maltreatment of detainees while serving in Iraq in 2005. Sentenced to a reduction in rank and forfeiture of pay and confinement for five months.
  1. Sergeant, age 28, convicted of dereliction of duty for failure to protect detainees and maltreatment of detainees while serving in Iraq in 2005. Sentenced to a reduction in rank and forfeiture of pay, confinement for six months, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Sergeant, age 26, convicted of maltreatment of detainees, conspiracy to commit maltreatment of detainees, dereliction of duty for failing to protect detainees and obstruction of justice while serving in Iraq in 2005. Sentenced to 12 months of confinement, loss of one year’s pay, demotion to Private and a bad-conduct discharge.
  1. Private First Class, age 20, convicted of manslaughter of a prisoner while serving in Iraq in 2004. Sentenced to three years in prison, a reduction in rank, forfeiture of pay, and a dishonorable discharge.
  1. Lance Corporal, age 23, convicted of assault, prisoner maltreatment while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to 120 days in prison, a reduction to the rank of Private, and discharged from the Marines.
  1. Private First Class, age 19, convicted of assault, prisoner maltreatment, dereliction of duty for failing to protect a prisoner, and conspiracy to commit assault while serving in Iraq in 2004. Sentenced to one year in confinement, demotion to the rank of Private, forfeiture of pay, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Private First Class, age 19, convicted of assault, prisoner maltreatment, dereliction of duty for failing to protect a prisoner, making a false statement to investigators, violating a lawful order, and conspiracy to commit assault while serving in Iraq in 2004. Sentenced to eight months in confinement, demotion to the rank of Private, forfeiture of pay, and a bad conduct discharge.
  1. Private First Class, age 19, convicted of dereliction of duty for failure to protect a prisoner while serving in Iraq in 2004. Sentenced to 60 days in prison, 30 days of hard labor without confinement, reduction in rank to Private and forfeiture of pay and benefits.
  1. CIA Contractor, age 37, convicted of felony assault and misdemeanor assault while working as a CIA civilian contractor in Afghanistan in 2003. Sentenced to eight years and four months in prison.

Acquitted/Charges Dropped or Matter Handled Administratively

  • Lieutenant Colonel, age 46, disobeying an order. Criminal charges dismissed, issued an administrative reprimand.
  • Lieutenant, age 30, negligence and conduct unbecoming an officer. Acquitted.
  • Sergeant, maltreatment, dereliction of duty and assault. Charges dropped, received a letter of reprimand.
  • Sergeant, assault, maltreatment of a prisoner and providing a false statement to investigators. Acquitted.
  • Captain, age 36, dereliction of duty and making a false official statement. Charges dropped.
  • Sergeant, assault, maltreatment of a prisoner and providing a false statement to investigators. Acquitted.
  • Sergeant, age 32, assault and maltreatment. Acquitted.
  • Specialist, assault, maltreatment and providing a false statement to investigators. Charges dropped.
  • Private First Class, age 23, dereliction of duty, maltreatment, wrongful use of hashish, assault, and performing an indecent act with another person. Acquitted.
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class, dereliction of duty, false official statement, and assault. Acquitted.
  • Petty Officer, dereliction of duty and false official statement. Acquitted.
  • Petty Officer, age 23, impediment of an investigation, dereliction of duty and false official statement. Acquitted.
  • Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class, age 28, conspiracy, false statement, and assault. Acquitted.
  • Master Sergeant, age 35, punished for assaulting a detainee, received other than honorable discharge and forfeited 2 months’ pay as nonjudicial punishment. Her other than honorable discharge status was later reversed.
  • Staff Sergeant, age 38, punished for assaulting a detainee and providing false statements to investigators, received a demotion to Sergeant as nonjudicial punishment and a general discharge.
  • Specialist, age 21, punished for assaulting a detainee and providing false statements to investigators, received a demotion to Private as nonjudicial punishment and a general discharge.
  • Brigadier General, age 50, punished for dereliction of duty and shoplifting following her command of the 800th Military Police Brigade in Iraq, received a letter of reprimand and a demotion in rank to Colonel.
  • First Lieutenant, age 30, convicted of conduct unbecoming an officer for striking a detainee in the stomach while serving in Iraq in 2003. Sentenced to receive a letter of reprimand, and a fine of $1003.00 for 12 months. Clemency granted.
  • Staff Sergeant, acquitted of dereliction of duty and maltreatment.
  • Sergeant, acquitted of charges of assault, maltreatment and making a false official statement.
  • Staff Sergeant, age 23, convicted of obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice and violation of a general order while hiding the murder of a detainee while serving in Iraq in 2006.
  • Sentenced to 180 days of confinement, a reduction in rank, and a letter of reprimand. Conviction later overturned.

1 The age listed is at the time of the alleged conduct. For those cases where age calculations were based on press accounts that specified the individual’s age at the time of reporting and the approximate date of the alleged conduct, the age listed here should be accurate within one year.

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