Statement by CIA Director Leon E. Panetta on DoJ Announcement
November 9, 2010
The Department of Justice informed me this morning that no criminal charges will be brought against Agency officers for the destruction of video tapes of CIA detainee interrogations. The tapes were made in 2002 and were destroyed in 2005. The Agency has cooperated with the investigation of this issue from the start, and we welcome the decision. We will continue, of course, to cooperate with the Department of Justice on any other aspects of the former program that it reviews. But we are pleased that the decision was made not to charge any Agency officers for the destruction of the tapes.