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CA Guard unit probed for allegations of detainee abuse in Iraq

[JURIST] The Los Angeles Times reported [article] Wednesday that a company of the California Army National Guard [official website] was placed on restricted duty over allegations that members of the unit abused prisoners in Iraq, possibly with a stun gun. Col. David Baldwin, a California National Guard spokesman told the newspaper that investigations have commenced into allegations of mistreatment of detainees by the guard soldiers. Anonymous sources told the LA Times that the investigation appears to deal with allegations an electric stun gun was used on prisoners in the aftermath of an insurgent attack and a soldier claimed that one incident was videotaped. US officials in Iraq had no comment Wednesday. AP has more.

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