Special Joint Review of Post-Incident Responses by the Department of State and Drug Enforcement Administration to Three Deadly Force Incidents in Honduras [redacted] [open pdf - 26MB]
Alternate Title: ESP-17-01: A Special Joint Review of Post-Incident Responses by the Department of State and Drug Enforcement Administration to Three Deadly Force Incidents in Honduras [redacted]
"The Department of State (State) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) OIG conducted this joint review into responses by State and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to three drug interdiction missions in Honduras on May 11, June 23, and July 3, 2012, that resulted in deaths and injuries. The May 11 incident received substantial public attention, and concern by Justice Department leadership and Members of Congress, after reports surfaced that U.S. and Honduran law enforcement officers had killed and injured innocent civilians during the operation and had abused residents in a nearby village. The three missions were conducted jointly by State, DEA, and the Government of Honduras (GOH) pursuant to a program known as Operation Anvil. The OIGs' joint review examined pre-incident planning and the rules governing the use of deadly force, the post-incident investigative and review efforts by State and DEA, the cooperation by State and DEA personnel with the post-incident shooting reviews, and the accuracy of the information State and DEA provided to Congress and the public regarding the incidents. We found significant issues and challenges in each of these areas."
Oversight and Review 17-02; Office Of Evaluations and Special Projects ESP-17-01
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Inspector General: http://www.justice.gov/oig/