September 26, 2008
Defense contractor CACI (KA’-kee) claims it should be immune from lawsuits alleging torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, saying it was doing the U.S. government’s work as a supplier of interrogators.
The Maryland-based company and its sister, CACI Premier Technology, say in court documents that they’ll ask for the charges to be dismissed next week.
Eleven U.S. soldiers were convicted of breaking military laws in the Abu Ghraib scandal but no contractors have faced charges.
CACI and another contractor, L-3 Communications, are accused in separate lawsuits of a conspiracy to torture detainees in 2003 and 2004.
Plaintiffs attorneys said the company’s claim of immunity has no merit.