Report Due on FBI Treatment of Military Detainees

The Justice Department's inspector general is expected to release a report soon detailing whether FBI employees participated in any abuse of detainees at military prisons in Guantánamo Bay, Iraq, and Afghanistan, according to a report released by the division today.

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The Justice Department's inspector general is expected to release a report soon detailing whether FBI employees participated in any abuse of detainees at military prisons in Guantánamo Bay, Iraq, and Afghanistan, according to a report released by the division today.

The report did not indicate what conclusions the agency would come to but it said it had completed a draft in late October, which was still undergoing interagency review. Because of the amount of classified material, the review "has been slow and is still ongoing," Inspector General Glenn Fine wrote in today's report. The inspector general will send a copy to Congress soon and plans to release an unclassified summary publicly.

The investigation examined not only whether FBI officials participated in any detainee abuse but whether they were witness to or reported any abuse and how those reports were handled by the FBI. The inspector general sent a questionnaire to more than 1,000 FBI employees who served in the prisons and interviewed detainees, FBI officials, and military personnel.

—Emma Schwartz