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Message from the Director: DoJ Investigations Closed

Statement to Employees by Director of the Central Intelligence Agency David H. Petraeus on Closure of DoJ Investigations.

August 30, 2012


The Attorney General informed me today that, after exhaustive investigations into the treatment of two detainees in 2002-2003, the Justice Department will not bring criminal charges against any Agency personnel.  These criminal investigations followed a Justice Department review that began in August 2009 and examined the treatment of approximately 100 detainees in the post-9/11 period.  In June of last year, the Justice Department decided against any charges or further investigation in all but two of these cases.  Today’s announcement brings the two remaining cases to a close.

I would like to thank everyone who played a role in supporting the Justice Department’s inquiries.  As intelligence officers, our inclination, of course, is to look ahead to the challenges of the future rather than backwards at those of the past.  Nonetheless, it was very important that we supported fully the Justice Department in its efforts.  Now, as we move forward and strive to anticipate and counter overseas threats, I want to thank each and every one of you for your innumerable contributions to the defense of our nation, our fellow citizens, and our country’s interests around the globe.  Our work has never been more vital to the strength of our republic, and it is a privilege to serve with you.

David H. Petraeus

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Posted: Aug 31, 2012 08:09 AM
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