US military policeman sues Pentagon for beating by comrades during Gitmo training

[JURIST] Spc. Sean Baker, an ex-US military policeman, has sued the Pentagon alleging that his constitutional rights were violated during an assault by fellow soldiers [JURIST report] in a January 2003 training session that went awry in Guantanamo Bay. Baker voluntarily dressed in an orange jumpsuit and was told to act as an unruly detainee in a training drill that occurred in a separate wing for al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners who had attacked US MPs. He was told that the fellow soldiers knew he was an American, but a beating ensued that has caused him severe brain injuries and he has since been placed on medical leave. None of the soldiers has been disciplined after the Army's Criminal Investigation Division [official website] concluded no one was to blame for the incident. Baker has sued for $15 million and demands a reinstatement to serve in the US Army. The Los Angeles Times has more.

 

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