Skip to comments.Manhattan Judge Spares the CIA
Posted on 10/06/2011 1:42:23 PM PDT by Immerito
The Central Intelligence Agency has avoided a potential showdown with a Manhattan federal judge.
Judge Alvin Hellerstein (pictured) yesterday declined to find the CIA in contempt for destroying videotapes of its interrogations of Sept. 11 detainees, concluding that it would serve no beneficial purpose to penalize the agency, according to this AP report.
Hellerstein also noted in his ruling that the CIA has put in place new procedures to prevent such destruction from happening again.
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