Southcom released the following statement today on the allegations of abuse at the Guantanamo Bay detention center:
USSOUTHCOM investigates abuse allegations at Guantanamo
DORAL, Fl. — Gen. John Craddock, commander of U.S. Southern Command, today directed an
investigation into recent allegations by a Marine paralegal of detainee abuse at Joint Task Force
Guantanamo detention facilities.
An Army Colonel has been appointed to conduct an investigation in accordance with Army
The investigation is consistent with U.S. Southern Command’s policy to investigate credible
allegations of abuse at the JTF-GTMO detention facilities.
The purpose of this investigation is to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the
allegations and determine compliance with policies and procedures.