9/11 interrogations

FBI agents objected to military's 9/11 interrogations, audit finds

Source: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-fbi21-2008may21,0,2796278.story

FBI agents objected to military's 9/11 interrogations, audit finds
A long-awaited Justice Department report says they questioned the legality and effectiveness of certain tactics.
By Richard B. Schmitt
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

9:11 PM PDT, May 20, 2008

WASHINGTON — FBI agents who assisted with overseas interrogations of suspected terrorists after Sept. 11 often clashed with their military counterparts and refused to participate in the most aggressive intelligence-gathering methods because they doubted they were legal or effective, a long-awaited Justice Department audit found.

At the same time, the report released Tuesday by Inspector Gen. Glenn A. Fine faults officials at FBI headquarters for failing to provide prompt guidance to agents in the field on what to do if they witnessed interrogations using snarling dogs, sexual ploys and other abusive techniques that violated long-standing FBI policy.