|Born||January 21, 1979|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||??? - 2004|
|Unit||372nd Military Police Company|
|Battles/wars||Operation Iraqi Freedom, Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–present|
Jeremy C. Sivits (born 21 January 1979) is a former U.S. Army reservist, one of several soldiers charged and convicted by the U.S. Army in connection with the 2003-2004 Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal in Baghdad, Iraq during and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He was a member of the 372nd Military Police Company during this time.
Sivits was the man who took some of the photographs at the prison which became notorious after some were first aired on the 60 Minutes II news television show. His father, David Sivits, a former serviceman, claims that Sivits was trained as a mechanic, not a prison guard, and that he "was just doing what he was told to do." Sivits was the first soldier convicted in connection with the Abu Ghraib incidents.
Charges and trial
- Conspiracy to maltreat detainees
- Maltreatment of detainees
- Dereliction of duty for negligently failing to protect detainees from abuse, cruelty and maltreatment
His special court-martial was held on May 19, 2004 in Baghdad. Sivits pleaded guilty and testified against some of his fellow soldiers. Sivits's testimony included reporting seeing Charles Graner punching a naked detainee "with a closed fist so hard in the temple that it knocked the detainee unconscious." Sivits also testified seeing Lynndie England stomping on the feet and hands of detainees with her boots.
- Megan Ambuhl
- Lynndie England
- Ivan Frederick
- Charles Graner
- Sabrina Harman
- 372nd Military Police Company, the MP unit assigned to Abu Ghraib
- Standard Operating Procedure
- "Jeremy Sivits: Fired and Demoted?". Retrieved 19 January 2013.
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- "Ex-Soldier Testifies in Abuse Hearing". The New York Times. August 31, 2004.
- Christian Davenport (May 14, 2004). "Accused soldier details prison abuse". The Seattle Times.
- Ian Fisher (May 20, 2004). "THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAQ: COURT-MARTIAL; On Arab TV, Gaza Strife Dims Trial". The New York Times.