Obama 'Interrogation Teams' Grilled Shahzad

Mobile units interrogate 'high-value' suspects
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2010 5:27 AM CDT
Obama 'Interrogation Teams' Grilled Shahzad
President Barack Obama listens to a briefing by New York City police officers in their Real Time Crime Center at their headquarters in New York City.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Obama administration is now using special interrogation teams to question terror suspects like would-be bomber Faisal Shahzad. The units, known as the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), are made up of law enforcement and intelligence specialists. They mostly are staffed by people from the FBI, CIA, and the Defense Department, notes the Los Angeles Times.

The teams are already in action. "There have been a number of deployments of these Mobile Interrogation Teams to include for the Faisal Shahzad case," a homeland security rep tells Reuters. Officials would not say if the units were used to question Mullah Baradar, who was captured in January, but is currently in Pakistan's custody. Click here for more on the debate over interrogation techniques.
(More interrogation stories.)

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