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Inside the Detainee Abuse Task Force

The Nation Inside the Detainee Abuse Task Force by: Joshua E.S. Phillips Most days in 2005, a small group of agents with the Detainee Abuse Task Force (DATF) trickled into their one-room office at Camp Victory, part of the sprawling Victory Base Complex surrounding Baghdad’s airport. The camp’s centerpiece is Saddam Hussein’s glitzy Al-Faw Palace,…

17 Veterans Sue Pentagon Over Rape Cases

ABC News 17 Veterans Sue Pentagon Over Rape Cases By: Arlette Saenz Fifteen female and two male veterans accused the military of ignoring reports of sexual abuse and rape by fellow service members in a federal class-action lawsuit filed today, hoping they will pressure the military to change the way sexual assault cases are handled.…

Wrongly Convicted Man Gets $7.95 Million Settlement

New York Times Wrongly Convicted Man Gets $7.95 Million Settlement By: Rebecca Cathcart A man who spent 24 years imprisoned for a murder he did not commit will receive $7.95 million from the City of Long Beach after he sued the police there for withholding evidence in his 1980 trial. The settlement, made public Thursday,…

Death Penalty Vacated

PII’s Investigation Contributes To Decision By Arizona Judge To Vacate Defendant’s Death Sentence WEBWIRE – Friday, August 06, 2010 Los Angeles, California, August 5, 2010 – Nearly a decade of work by a team of investigators from Public Interest Investigations, Inc. (PII) was rewarded last week when Cochise County Superior Court Judge Wallace R. Hoggatt…

Sterlings Will Settle Rental Bias Case For $2.7 Million

Los Angeles Times By: Scott Glover Los Angeles Clippers owner and real estate mogul Donald T. Sterling and his wife, Rochelle, have agreed to a record settlement of more than $2.7-million regarding allegations that they discriminated against African Americans, Latinos and families with children at scores of apartment buildings they own in and around Los…

Rohman on Investigating Abu Ghraib

Cardoza Law Review de novo Diagnosing And Analyzing Flawed Investigations: Abu Ghraib As A Case Study By: Keith Rohman We think of investigation as a road to truth, and truth as the goal of an investigation.  Yet time and again, high-visibility investigations of public scandals not only fail to uncover the truth, they seem to…
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