Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–…): Season 9, Episode 5 - Harm - full transcript

A New York psychiatrist goes on trial after her torture methods are cited in the death of a former Iraqi prisoner.

(male announcer)
IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM,
SEXUALLY BASED OFFENSES

ARE CONSIDERED
ESPECIALLY HEINOUS.

IN NEW YORK CITY,
THE DEDICATED DETECTIVES

WHO INVESTIGATE
THESE VICIOUS FELONIES

ARE MEMBERS OF AN ELITE SQUAD

KNOWN AS
THE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.

[twig snaps]

[bushes rustling]

[muffled cry]

OW!



SOMEBODY, HELP ME!

ANYBODY, HELP ME!

EXCUSE ME.

WHAT YOU GOT?

WHITE FEMALE.
MID-TWENTIES.

JOGGER FOUND THE BODY,
CALLED IT IN.

HOW'D SHE DIE?

SINGLE STAB WOUND
TO THE CHEST.

BLOUSE WAS TORN,
PANTIES PULLED DOWN.

WARNER'S RUNNING
A RAPE KIT.

ANY I.D.?

CSU FOUND
THIS LIBRARY CARD.

KATE SIMES.
311 WEST END AVENUE.

SHE'S PRETTY FAR
FROM HOME.



WE KNOW
WHEN SHE DIED?

BLOOD ON THE GROUND
IS COMPLETELY DRY, SO I'D SAY

SHE'S BEEN HERE SINCE MIDNIGHT.

BUT RIGOR PUTS TIME OF DEATH
IN THE LAST THREE HOURS.

SHE'S LYING HERE ALONE
AT NIGHT BLEEDING OUT?

KNIFE PROBABLY HIT
THE LEFT VENTRICLE.

HEMORRHAGE CAN BE
SURPRISINGLY SLOW.

SHE COULD'VE BEEN SAVED.

I WOULDN'T GET TOO CLOSE.

WHAT'S THAT?

SOME KIND OF LESION.

IS IT CONTAGIOUS?

I'LL LET YOU KNOW
AS SOON

AS I FIGURE OUT
WHAT THE HELL IT IS.

MRS. SIMES.

IS THIS YOUR DAUGHTER?

[crying]
MY GOD.

MRS. SIMES?

NO!

NO--WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?
SHE KNOWS THAT THE--

THE PARK'S DANGEROUS AT NIGHT.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
WHERE SHE WAS COMING FROM?

AT THAT HOUR?
I HAVE--I HAVE NO IDEA.

IT WOULD HELP
IF WE HAD A RECENT PHOTO.

MRS. SIMES, KATE HAD
A LESION ON HER FOREARM.

I DIDN'T NOTICE.
SHE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING.

(Benson)
SHE CUT HER HAIR RECENTLY?

SHE SAID SHE WANTED A CHANGE.

CUTTING IT OFF AND DYEING IT
IS PRETTY DRASTIC.

WAS ANYONE GIVING KATE TROUBLE?
EX-BOYFRIEND MAYBE?

NO.

ONE OF HER STUDENTS.
JACKIE SOLOMON.

KATE WAS A TEACHER.

COLLEGE COUNSELOR
AT THE HELLER SCHOOL.

THE GIRL'S FATHER
MADE A SCENE.

HE ALL BUT ATTACKED KATE.

AND THEN WE STARTED GETTING
HANG-UP CALLS EVERY NIGHT.

THE STUDENT, JACKIE SOLOMON,
WHAT EXACTLY DID SHE DO?

* COME ON, MR. TERRORIST

* SHOW ME YOU'RE A MAN

* SLAP ME AROUND

* LIKE YOUR GOOD BOOK
SAYS YOU CAN *

* OR MAYBE YOU'RE JUST TOO MUCH
OF A DITZ *

* IS THAT THE REAL REASON

* YOU BLEW YOURSELF TO BITS?

* COME ON, MR. TERRORIST

* SHOW ME YOU'RE A MAN *

THAT'S PRETTY OFFENSIVE.

KATE SIMES
CERTAINLY THOUGHT SO.

YOU DON'T?

I FOUND IT
INCREDIBLY OFFENSIVE.

BUT AS HEADMISTRESS,
I'M IN A DELICATE POSITION.

WOULDN'T WANT
TO OFFEND A BIG CONTRIBUTOR

BY CALLING HIS DAUGHTER
A RACIST.

JACKIE SOLOMON LOST AN AUNT
ON 9/11.

AND THAT EXCUSES THIS GARBAGE?

NO, WHICH IS WHY
I DIDN'T STOP MISS SIMES

FROM SENDING LETTERS TO THE
COLLEGES JACKIE'S APPLYING TO.

SOUNDS LIKE THOSE LETTERS
STRESSED OUT HER FATHER.

HE'S A PARENT.

HIS REACTION
STRUCK ME AS NORMAL

IN LIGHT
OF WHAT'S AT STAKE.

THREATS AND HANG-UP CALLS
SOUND NORMAL TO YOU?

SURE I WAS EXTREME.

BUT DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA
HOW MUCH MONEY I'VE DONATED

TO THE HELLER SCHOOL?

WHAT ABOUT MY RIGHT
TO EXERCISE FREE SPEECH?

THAT BITCH TRIED
TO TANK MY COLLEGE APPLICATIONS!

SHUT UP, JACKIE.

IF YOU HADN'T MADE THAT DAMN
VIDEO IN THE FIRST PLACE...

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE KORAN SAYS
THAT MEN CAN VERBALLY ABUSE

THEIR WIVES AND BEAT THEM?

YEAH, AND THE BIBLE SAYS
MEN SHOULDN'T LET WOMEN TEACH

OR TALK BACK TO THEM.

BELIEVE ME,
WE KNOW ALL ABOUT IT.

THE HEADMISTRESS STUCK US
WITH MANDATORY EVENING CLASSES

AT THE NEW YORK
TOLERANCE CENTER.

YOU MUST BE
THEIR STAR PUPILS.

I TOLD YOU THREATENING
MISS SIMES WAS A BAD IDEA.

PUT A LID ON IT.

A HALF A MILLION BUCKS
TO GET HER INTO THE IVY LEAGUE,

AND THIS IS WHAT I GET?

YOU'D BE PISSED TOO.
MIGHT EVEN MAKE A FEW THREATS.

MIGHT EVEN DO MORE THAN THAT.

ARE YOU KIDDING?

HE DOESN'T HAVE THE GUTS
TO KILL ANYONE.

[Fin's cell phone rings]

MY DAUGHTER HAS A MOUTH,
BUT SHE'S RIGHT.

CALL THE TOLERANCE CENTER.

I'VE GOT A RABBI, AN IMAM,
AND A CATHOLIC PRIEST

WHO CAN VOUCH
FOR MY WHEREABOUTS.

WARNER'S GOT SOMETHING.

(Stabler)
ANY LUCK
WITH THE RAPE KIT?

NO FLUIDS.
NO EVIDENCE OF PENETRATION.

BUT I
I.D.'D YOUR LESION.

CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS.
IT'S A PARASITE.

WHERE'D SHE GET THAT?

INTERESTING QUESTION.

LEISHMANIASIS IS CARRIED
BY THE FEMALE SAND FLY.

WE HAVE SAND FLIES
IN THE CITY NOW?

DON'T WORRY.

IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY,
THERE ARE

MAYBE 50 CASES A YEAR, AND MOST
OF THOSE ARE CONTRACTED ABROAD.

HER MOTHER
DIDN'T MENTION A TRIP.

INCUBATION'S
TWO TO FOUR WEEKS.

I'M BETTING KATE WAS OUT
OF THE COUNTRY

SOMETIME IN THE LAST MONTH.

ANY IDEA WHERE?

WE USED TO SEE LEISHMANIASIS
IN AMERICANS WHO TRAVELED

TO PERU OR BRAZIL.

BUT IN THE PAST FEW YEARS,
THE HIGHEST INCIDENCE HAS BEEN

IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

WE PULLED
KATE'S FINANCIAL RECORDS.

(Stabler)
SO DID KATE BUY A PLANE TICKET?

NO FLIGHTS
ON HER CREDIT CARDS.

BUT SHE DID MAKE
A LARGE WITHDRAWAL

FROM HER SAVINGS ACCOUNT
THREE WEEKS AGO.

WHY PAY CASH FOR A TICKET?
YOU STILL NEED I.D. TO FLY.

HER MOTHER PAID
FOR THE CREDIT CARD BILL.

MAYBE KATE DIDN'T WANT HER
TO KNOW WHERE SHE WAS GOING.

SHE DEFINITELY DIDN'T WANT
HER SCHOOL TO KNOW.

I JUST TALKED
TO THE HEADMISTRESS.

KATE TOOK OFF THREE WEEKS AGO,

SAID SHE HAD A FAMILY FUNERAL
IN KANSAS.

DOUBT SHE RAN
INTO ANY SAND FLIES THERE.

CAN WE EVEN CONFIRM
SHE LEFT THE COUNTRY?

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK.

I CALLED PORT AUTHORITY,

AND MUCH
TO MY ORWELLIAN DELIGHT,

THEY HAD NO PROBLEM
SENDING US THE VIDEOS

FROM THE JFK
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.

THIS IS TERMINAL FOUR.

THERE'S OUR GIRL KATE GOING
THROUGH BAGGAGE SECURITY CHECK.

THAT'S
ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS.

ANY CLUE
WHERE SHE'S GOING?

I PUT IN A REQUEST TO ALL
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES.

THEY SAID IT
WOULD TAKE A LITTLE TIME.

I'VE GOT A FRIEND AT THE JOINT
TERRORISM TASK FORCE.

HE'LL BE ABLE TO HELP US OUT.

(Mitchell)
FLIGHT 227, JFK TO ISTANBUL,
SEPTEMBER 17th.

SHE FLEW TO TURKEY.

I CHECKED WITH CUSTOMS
IN ISTANBUL

TO MAKE SURE
SHE TOOK THE FLIGHT.

SECURITY CAMERAS
ACROSS THE GLOBE.

MUNCH'LL NEVER LEAVE
HIS HOUSE AGAIN.

YOU GOT LUCKY.

TURKEY IS ONE OF OUR FEW FRIENDS
IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD.

HOW FRIENDLY ARE THEY?

(Mitchell)
ENOUGH TO HELP US
TRACK KATE'S FLIGHT

TO DIYARBAKIR ON THE 18th.

OF COURSE, SPOTTING HER
WAS A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT.

(Benson)
THAT'S WHERE
SHE CUT AND DYED HER HAIR.

COULD SHE HAVE BEEN HIDING
FROM SOMEONE?

MAYBE SHE JUST WANTED
TO FIT IN.

LIKE ONE
OF OUR UNDERCOVER AGENTS.

IF KATE WAS AN AGENT
IN DIYARBAKIR,

THEN WHERE DID SHE CATCH
THE LEISHMANIASIS?

BECAUSE ACCORDING
TO WARNER'S CHARTS,

IT'S NOT PREVALENT IN TURKEY.

HOW ABOUT IRAQ?

(Benson)
THAT'S KATE?

(Mitchell)
AT THE SILOPI-ZAKHO BORDER
CROSSING.

TURKISH AUTHORITIES NOTIFY YOU

WHEN A U.S. CITIZEN
ENTERS IRAQ?

NO, BUT THE IRAQIS DO.

A 25-YEAR-OLD WOMAN
WITH NO CLEAR TIES

TO THE ARAB COMMUNITY
DIDN'T SET OFF ALARM BELLS

AT THE TIME,
BUT IT'S OBVIOUSLY PIQUED

MY CURIOSITY NOW.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

WHAT WAS SHE DOING
IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

YOU MUST HAVE KNOWN
SHE WAS OUT OF TOWN.

SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS REBUILDING
HOMES IN NEW ORLEANS.

MRS. SIMES,

CAN YOU THINK OF ANY REASON
WHY KATE WOULD GO TO IRAQ?

SHE STUDIED ARABIC IN COLLEGE.

ARABIC SPEAKERS ARE
AT A PREMIUM THESE DAYS.

YOU THINK SHE COULD HAVE BEEN
RECRUITED BY THE GOVERNMENT?

HOW WOULD SHE
HAVE HAD THE TIME?

BETWEEN HER JOB
AND THE VOLUNTEER WORK

THAT SHE WAS DOING
AT THE REFUGEE CENTER...

WHAT REFUGEE CENTER?

WE WORK WITH REFUGEES
SEEKING ASYLUM.

KATE USED HER ARABIC
TO TRANSLATE FOR US.

SHE WORK WITH ANYONE
FROM IRAQ?

OF COURSE SHE DID.
WE'RE A REFUGEE CENTER.

OVER TWO MILLION IRAQIS
HAVE FLED THE COUNTRY.

OUR GOVERNMENT HAS GRANTED
ASYLUM TO FEWER THAN A THOUSAND.

OKAY, WELL, MISS,
WE NEED TO SEE KATE'S FILES.

SO YOU CAN HARASS
HER CLIENTS?

SO WE CAN FIND HER KILLER.

AND AFTER THE WORK SHE DID HERE,
WE'D THINK YOU'D WANT TO HELP.

SHE KEPT EVERYTHING
ON HER COMPUTER.

THERE WAS A BREAK-IN
TWO NIGHTS AGO,

AND IT WAS STOLEN.

SHE BACK UP THE FILES?

EVERY DAY.

SHE KEPT THE FLASH DRIVE
IN HER BAG.

WE FOUND HER BAG,
AND THERE WAS NO DRIVE IN IT.

ANYTHING ELSE STOLEN
IN THE BURGLARY?

NO.

WAS KATE
IN SOME KIND OF TROUBLE?

APPARENTLY.

DID YOU NOTICE ANYTHING UNUSUAL
ON MONDAY?

SOME GUY CALLED
HALF DOZEN TIMES,

DESPERATE TO TALK
TO HER.

HE LEAVE A NUMBER?

NO.

THIS IS DETECTIVE STABLER,
I NEED YOU TO DUMP

ALL INCOMING CALLS
TO THE WOMEN'S REFUGEE COALITION

ON MONDAY MORNING.

[knocking]

(Benson)
WE'D LIKE TO SPEAK
WITH HAROUN ABBAS

ABOUT A CALL HE MADE
TO THE WOMEN'S REFUGEE CENTER.

I AM HIS WIFE.
HAROUN IS DEAD.

I'M SO SORRY.
WHEN DID HE DIE?

MONDAY NIGHT.

HE WAS DRIVING HIS CAB.
THEY SAY HE HAD A HEART ATTACK.

WHO'S THEY?

MY HAROUN DID NOT DIE
OF A HEART ATTACK.

HE WAS MURDERED
BY YOUR GOVERNMENT.

MRS. ABBAS, WHY WOULD THE
GOVERNMENT MURDER YOUR HUSBAND?

I DON'T KNOW.

WHY WOULD THEY TORTURE HIM
IN AN IRAQI PRISON CAMP?

HE WAS TORTURED?

FOR TWO YEARS.

WE RISKED OUR LIVES

TO SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRY
IN THE FIRST GULF WAR.

THAT'S WHY THEY GAVE US ASYLUM.

THEN ON 9/11 EVERYTHING CHANGED.

MY HAROUN WAS A TAXI DRIVER.

BUT THEY TREATED HIM
LIKE A TERRORIST.

THEY--THEY HANDCUFFED HIM,
AND THEY TOOK HIM AWAY.

HE LOST 50 POUNDS
IN THAT CAMP.

THEY BROKE HIS BODY,

AND THEY CRUSHED HIS SOUL.

HE WAS NEVER THE SAME.

THIS WAS TAKEN
IN NEW YORK.

HOW DID HE GET BACK HERE?

WE HAD FRIENDS.

THEY HELPED ME GET HIM
ACROSS THE BORDER.

WAS SHE ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS?

I'VE NEVER SEEN HER IN MY LIFE.

DID HAROUN MENTION ANYTHING
OUT OF THE ORDINARY

ON MONDAY BEFORE WORK?

HE WAS...NERVOUS.

HE--HE SAID HE'D BE HOME LATE,
THAT HE HAD TO MEET SOMEONE.

COULD'VE BEEN KATE.

I THOUGHT WHEN I GOT HIM BACK,

WE COULD START OVER.

BUT THEY FOUND HIM.

AND THEY KILLED HIM.

(Warner)
THEY KILLED HIM ALL RIGHT.

(Stabler)
I DON'T SEE ANY SCARS.

(Warner)
THAT'S THE IDEA.

NO PERMANENT PHYSICAL
OR PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM.

IT'S WHAT THE MILITARY CALLS
"TORTURE LITE."

SOLITARY, SLEEP DEPRIVATION.

(Warner)
AND STRESS POSITIONS
AND ICE BATHS.

THINGS THAT DON'T
LEAVE CONSPICUOUS SCARS.

THE KEY WORD BEING CONSPICUOUS.

HAROUN ABBAS HAS LIGATURE MARKS

ON HIS WRISTS,
TWO TORN ROTATOR CUFFS,

AND ADVANCED CONGESTIVE
HEART FAILURE.

ALL THE HALLMARKS OF MILITARY
STRESS POSITION TREATMENT.

AND YOU THINK THIS IS RELATED
TO THE HEART ATTACK

THAT KILLED HIM.

A FEW OF THE WRIST MARKS
WERE FRESH.

ON A HUNCH, I CHECKED
HIS STOMACH.

WISCHNEWSKI'S ULCERS.

TELLTALE SIGN
OF HYPOTHERMIA.

TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN
IN THE 60s ALL WEEK.

YOU THINKING SOMEBODY PUT HIM
IN AN ICE BATH?

A LONG ONE.

WITH THE SHAPE
HIS HEART WAS IN,

THE STRESS
WOULD HAVE KILLED HIM.

[cell phone rings]

BENSON.

YOU HAVE ANY IDEA

HOW THESE TWO ARE CONNECTED?

WOMEN'S REFUGEE COALITION
HAD NO RECORD ON ABBAS.

AND WHEN WE TALKED TO HIS WIFE,

SHE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE
KATE'S PHOTO.

COULD HAVE BEEN LOVERS.

OR TERRORISTS?

THAT WAS FIN.

CSU TRACKED DOWN ABBAS'S CAB

AND FOUND A BUSINESS CARD
FOR A DR. KELLY ALVIN

AT THE MERCY HOSPITAL CLINIC
FOR SURVIVORS OF TORTURE.

MY NAME IS HAROUN ABBAS.
I WAS...

[speaking foreign language]

I WAS TORTURED
BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.

I CONDUCTED
THE INTAKE INTERVIEW.

I CAN'T BELIEVE
THEY'RE BOTH DEAD.

HAD KATE WORKED HERE LONG?

NO, SHE WAS RECOMMENDED TO US

BY THE WOMEN'S
REFUGEE COALITION.

HAROUN WAS THE FIRST PATIENT
SHE WORKED WITH.

HIS STORY WAS AWFUL.

THEY QUESTIONED HIM
FOR OVER 20 HOURS A DAY.

FORCED HIM TO STAND NAKED
IN FRONT OF FEMALE SOLDIERS.

THEY LED HIM AROUND
ON A LEASH.

KATE WANTED
TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

THEY GOT VERY CLOSE.

SHE SPENT A LOT OF TIME
HELPING HIM WITH HIS JOURNAL.

HE KEPT A JOURNAL?

VICTIMS OFTEN FIND WRITING DOWN
THEIR EXPERIENCES THERAPEUTIC.

KATE WANTED HIM
TO GO PUBLIC WITH IT.

THAT'VE MADE
FOR ONE EXPLOSIVE LITTLE BOOK.

(Alvin)
SHE TALKED ABOUT FLYING
TO BAGHDAD TO VERIFY HIS STORY.

(Stabler)
DO YOU HAVE A COPY
OF THAT JOURNAL?

KATE WAS TYPING IT UP

ON HER COMPUTER AT THE WOMEN'S
REFUGEE COALITION.

EXPLAINS THE BREAK-IN.

DOCTOR ALVIN,
DID HAROUN EVER MENTION

ANYONE THAT MAY HAVE WANTED
TO KEEP HIS STORY QUIET?

HE DID.
ACTUALLY.

AT THE TIME I CHALKED IT UP
TO P.T.S.D., BUT...

(Alvin on video)
WHAT MADE YOU COME
TO OUR CLINIC?

(Haroun on video)
I WAS GRABBING COFFEE
YESTERDAY MORNING,

A DINER ON THE WEST SIDE.

I WAS GRABBING COFFEE.

[speaking Arabic]

HE SAYS HE SAW
HIS TORTURER.

300 DINERS ON THE WEST SIDE.

IT'S A HELL OF A LOT TO CANVASS.

(Lake)
NOT REALLY.

HE'S PSYCHIC NOW?

NEW YORK CABBIES COME
FROM 80 ODD COUNTRIES,

AND THEY HANG WITH THEIR OWN.

THE BANGLADESHIS CHOW
AT MO'S ON CHURCH.

AND YOU'LL FIND THE HAITIANS
IN THE COFFEE SHOPS ON AVENUE C.

AND THE SHIITES HANG
IN MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS.

EXACTLY.

WHAT ARE YOU?
THE ZAGATS OF 24-HOUR DINERS?

WHEN YOU DON'T SLEEP,
YOU GOTTA KNOW WHERE

TO FIND A GOOD POACHED EGG
AT 3:00 AM.

EIGHT OR NINE PLACES
IN MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER.

RECOGNIZE THIS MAN?

NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE.

YOU SURE?

WE GET A LOT OF GUYS
WHO LOOK LIKE THAT.

(Benson)
HE WAS PROBABLY A REGULAR.

I'M NOT SURE.

HE HAD HIS MORNING COFFEE HERE.

OH, YEAH.
I KNOW THAT GUY.

HE WAS A CABBIE.

HE USED TO COME IN
ALL THE TIME.

THEN ONE MORNING I LOOK OVER,
HE'S AS WHITE AS A SHEET.

HE WAS STARING AT SOMEONE.

YEAH, THIS COUPLE.

I ASK HIM WHAT'S WRONG.

HE BOOTS ALL OVER MY COUNTER.

HE PUKED.

I'M TELLING YOU,
SHAKES, SWEATS,

THE WHOLE BIT.

LADY HE'S STARING AT
SAYS SHE'S A DOCTOR,

OFFERS TO HELP.

BUT THEN HER HUSBAND COMES UP,

REAL NERVOUS LIKE,
PULLS HER AWAY.

CABBIE SAY ANYTHING?

HE BOLTED.

STIFFED ME ON A CHECK
AND LEFT ME A BIG FREAKIN' MESS.

ANY CHANCE
THAT HE USED A CREDIT CARD?

I'LL GET THE RECEIPTS.

ABBAS SPOTS
HIS TORTURER HERE.

THE GUY FIGURES OUT
THAT HE'S BEEN I.D.'D,

HE GETS NERVOUS,
AND HE FOLLOWS THEM.

THEN HE SEES ABBAS WORKING
WITH KATE.

THE GUY FINDS OUT
SHE'S A BLEEDING HEART.

HE DOESN'T WANT HIS NAME
IN THE PAPERS.

SO HE PULLS ABBAS
OUT OF THE CAB.

HE TORTURES HIM, AND HE TELLS
HIM TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT.

BUT ABBAS KICKS, SO NOW OUR GUY
IS DOUBLY SCREWED.

SO HE DUMPS ABBAS IN HIS CAB,
TAKES CARE OF KATE.

MAKES IT LOOK LIKE A RAPE.

YOU REALLY THINK THIS GUY
IS GONNA KILL TWO PEOPLE

TO COVER UP HIS USE
OF STRESS POSITIONS IN IRAQ?

MAYBE YOU'LL GET THE CHANCE
TO ASK HIM YOURSELF.

10:15, AUGUST 2ND,
FAITH SUTTON, M.D.

TWO BREAKFASTS FOR 12 BUCKS.

(Benson)
DR. SUTTON.

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

DETECTIVE BENSON.
THIS IS DETECTIVE STABLER.

DO YOU RECOGNIZE
THIS MAN?

WAS HE A PSYCH PATIENT HERE?

NO, HE WAS AT MANNY'S
ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 2ND.

SO WERE YOU.

HOT PORRIDGE WITH RAISINS.

THEY MAKE A MEAN OATMEAL TOO.

IT'S RIGHT DOWN THE STREET.
I WAS THE ONE IN THE WHITE COAT.

HE VOMITED ALL
OVER THE COUNTER.

YOU OFFERED TO HELP, BUT
YOUR HUSBAND PULLED YOU AWAY.

THAT WASN'T MY HUSBAND.

WHO WAS IT?

GEORGE TOMFORDE.
HE'S AN OLD ARMY BUDDY.

HE WAS IN FROM JERSEY.
WE HAD BREAKFAST.

WHY?

TOMFORDE'S A FORMER SOLDIER,
SEEMED LIKE A NICE GUY.

YOU KNOW HIM?

AH, ONE OF HIS KIDS IS

ON THE BASEBALL TEAM
WITH MY JOHNNY.

WHAT THE HELL?

HE MENTION HE WAS MOVING?

NO.

NOBODY SAW TOMFORDE TAKE OFF?

A COUPLE ACROSS THE STREET
HEARD A TRUCK PULL UP

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

THE REST OF THE NEIGHBORS
COULDN'T EVEN BELIEVE

THE TOMFORDES HAD MOVED.

APPARENTLY THE GUY HAD SOME
EXPERIENCE WITH SUBTERFUGE.

ARMY SAYS HE WAS SPECIAL FORCES,

AWARDED THE PURPLE HEART AND
A BRONZE STAR IN DESERT STORM.

DID HE GO BACK TO IRAQ IN '03?

LEFT THE ARMY IN '98.

GAVE THEM A FORWARDING ADDRESS
IN LONDON.

(Fin)
WHERE HE GOT HIS PAYCHECK.

IRS HAS HIM AS AN EMPLOYEE
OF HELIOS DEFENSE INDUSTRIES,

A LONDON-BASED CORPORATION.

HELIOS IS
A BRITISH MERCENARY OUTFIT.

A SECURITY
AND RISK MANAGEMENT COMPANY

WITH OFFICES IN UGANDA,
BAHRAIN, AFGHANISTAN, AND IRAQ.

TRAINING LOCAL FORCES,
SITE SECURITY,

GEOPOLITICAL INTELLIGENCE.

SOUNDS LIKE DETENTION
AND INTERROGATION

ARE RIGHT UP THEIR ALLEY.

IT SAYS THEY HOLD
THE PENTAGON'S

LARGEST MILITARY CONTRACT
IN IRAQ.

HALF A BILLION DOLLARS
TO MAIM AND KILL.

AND HALF A BILLION REASONS
WHY HELIOS COULDN'T LET

ABBAS'S MEMOIR GET OUT.

HELIOS SICS TOMFORDE ON ABBAS
TO KEEP HIM FROM TALKING.

HE WORKS ABBAS OVER,
FINDS OUT ABOUT KATE'S BOOK.

BUT HE PUSHES TOO HARD,
AND ABBAS CROAKS.

HELIOS NEEDS TO KEEP KATE QUIET,
SO TOMFORDE KILLS HER TOO.

THEN HELIOS WHISKS TOMFORDE
OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

PROBLEM SOLVED.

DOES HELIOS HAVE
A NEW YORK OFFICE?

(Munch)
I'LL LOOK THEM UP.

RUN BY JACK REXTON,
PRESIDENT OF U.S. OPERATIONS.

60 PRIVATE MILITARY FIRMS
ARE IN IRAQ.

ARE YOU SURE MR. ABBAS WAS
IN ONE OF OUR CAMPS?

YOU TELL US.

EVERYONE HATES A MERCENARY.

BUT WHERE WOULD
YOUR OVEREXTENDED GOVERNMENT BE

WITHOUT COMPANIES
LIKE OURS?

WE PROVIDE SOLDIERS,
GUARDS, POLICE.

ALL CONVENIENTLY OUTSIDE
THE MILITARY CHAIN OF COMMAND.

DETECTIVE, THIS FIRM
PRIDES ITSELF ON ITS COMPLIANCE

WITH BOTH DOMESTIC
AND INTERNATIONAL LAW.

FROM THE LOOKS
OF ABBAS'S AUTOPSY,

MR. TOMFORDE
NEEDS A REFRESHER.

WE OBVIOUSLY
DON'T CONDONE MURDER.

IF MR. TOMFORDE HAS TAKEN
MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS,

THIS COMPANY WILL DO ALL
IN ITS POWER

TO SEE HE'S HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

YOU CAN START
BY HANDING OVER HIS FILE.

WELL, THAT'S A BIT IRREGULAR.

IT'S A MATTER
OF NATIONAL SECURITY.

BUT WE CERTAINLY HAVE
NO INTEREST IN PROTECTING

A ROGUE CRIMINAL AGENT.

NO WONDER REXTON WANTS TO
DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THIS GUY.

THERE'S GOTTA BE TEN LETTERS
OF REPRIMAND IN THERE.

(Benson)
FOR PRISONER ABUSE.

(Stabler)
USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE,

ABUSE OF AUTHORITY,

THREATENING PRISONERS
WITH RAPE AND MURDER.

WHAT?
AS AN INTERROGATOR?

HE WAS A BEHAVIORAL
SCIENCE CONSULTANT,

EVEN THOUGH THE GUY HAS NO
TRAINING IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE.

HOLD ON.

MAYBE HELIOS FIGURED
THEY HAD IT COVERED

WITH THE SHRINK, DR. SUTTON...

TOMFORDE'S
OATMEAL AND RAISINS PAL.

SHE'S LISTED AS A MEMBER

OF TOMFORDE'S INTERROGATION TEAM
IN MOSUL.

I SAID GEORGE
WAS AN OLD ARMY BUDDY.

I WASN'T TRYIN'
TO HIDE ANYTHING.

AND WHAT ABOUT YOUR WORK
FOR HELIOS?

RIGHT HERE.

I OVERSAW THE DESIGN
AND IMPLEMENTATION

OF VARIOUS
INTERROGATION PLANS.

WHY WOULD
I WANNA HIDE THAT?

NOBODY LIKES TO BE CALLED
A TORTURER IN PUBLIC.

WE USED STRESSORS TAILORED
TO PSYCHOLOGICAL VULNERABILITIES

TO HELP US GATHER INFORMATION.

I'D HARDLY CALL THAT TORTURE.

OH, RIGHT, NO LONG-TERM PHYSICAL
OR PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM.

THAT'S CORRECT.

EXCEPT MAYBE...

IN THE CASE OF HAROUN ABBAS?

THAT'S THE FELLA FROM MANNY'S.

YOU'RE SAYING
WE INTERROGATED HIM IN MOSUL?

YOU DON'T
RECOGNIZE HIM, HUH?

I'VE OVERSEEN
A LOT OF INTERROGATIONS.

(Benson)
ANY IN NEW YORK?

PARDON ME?

WHY DON'T WE CUT THE CRAP?

ABBAS RECOGNIZED
YOU AND TOMFORDE AT THAT DINER.

HE AND KATE SIMES WERE WORKING
ON A TELL-ALL BOOK.

HONESTLY, I HAVE NO IDEA
WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

WELL, I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU
BEING COMPARED TO JOSEF MENGELE

ON THE FRONT PAGE
OF THE NEW YORK TIMES.

MENGELE?
MENGELE WAS A MONSTER.

MY WORK IN IRAQ WAS LAWFUL,
HUMANE, AND VITAL

TO THE INTELLIGENCE EFFORTS
OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.

I'VE GOT NOTHING TO HIDE.

(Warner)
I GUESS SHE DIDN'T TAKE
THE SAME OATH WE DID.

IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE
SHE WAS DIRECTLY INVOLVED

IN ANY TORTURE.

NOT DIRECTLY INVOLVED?
WHY ARE YOU DEFENDING HER?

SUTTON IS
A RESPECTED PSYCHIATRIST.

I'VE HEARD HER SPEAK
ON COMBAT-RELATED P.T.S.D.

WELL, THE PROBLEM IS,
SHE ISN'T TREATING IT.

SHE'S CAUSING IT.

SO MUCH FOR 2500 YEARS OF,
"FIRST DO NO HARM."

THAT'S KIND OF BLACK AND WHITE.

I DIDN'T KNOW
THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH WAS WRITTEN

IN SHADES OF GRAY.

WHEN I USE MY PSYCHIATRIC SKILLS
TO TRICK A PERP,

I'M HARDLY DOING NO HARM.

BUT I AM SERVING
THE GREATER GOOD.

HAROUN ABBAS'S AUTOPSY REPORT.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK
AT WHAT DR. SUTTON'S

GREATER GOOD DID TO HIM.

I WAS LECTURING IN D.C.

I HAD NOTHING TO DO
WITH WHAT HAPPENED TO ABBAS.

(Stabler)
YOU HAD PLENTY TO DO
WITH TRAINING GEORGE TOMFORDE.

GEORGE CAN BE RASH,
BUT I'D SAY

HE'S TOO LEVEL-HEADED
FOR MURDER.

LEVEL-HEADED ENOUGH
TO KILL KATE SIMES

WITH ONE JAB TO THE HEART?

DID HE LEARN THAT
IN THE SERVICE,

OR DID YOU TEACH HIM ANATOMY
AS WELL?

THAT'S ENOUGH, DETECTIVE.

INTERVIEW'S OVER.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM
ANSWERING QUESTIONS.

DON'T SAY ANOTHER WORD.

I'M SORRY, WE--

I'M YOUR LAWYER.

I DIDN'T REALIZE
I NEEDED ONE.

I'M SURE YOU DON'T.

BUT UNLESS DETECTIVES BENSON
AND STABLER WANT

TO PAY YOUR LECTURE FEE,
I DON'T THINK

THEY SHOULD GET
THE SHOW FOR FREE.

I GUESS IT'S NO SURPRISE TO SEE
MATT BRADEN REPRESENTING

THE GOOD DOCTOR.

OH, NOW DON'T GET ALL HOLIER
THAN THOU ON ME, DETECTIVE.

POSITIONING YOURSELF
BETWEEN MY CLIENT AND THE DOOR.

PUTTING HER IN THE CHAIR

WITH THE ONE SHORT LEG,

THE ONE THAT ROCKS
BACK AND FORTH,

SO SHE CAN'T GET COMFORTABLE.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD PAY FOR
DR. SUTTON'S SEMINAR AFTER ALL.

FOR SOMEONE WITH AN ALIBI, SHE
GOT HERSELF AN EXPENSIVE LAWYER.

DID YOU SEE HER REACTION?

SHE WAS AS SURPRISED
TO SEE BRADEN AS WE WERE.

SO WHO HIRED HIM?

I PUT MY MONEY ON HELIOS.

WE RAN TOMFORDE'S
CORPORATE CARD.

HELIOS BOUGHT FIRST CLASS
PLANE TICKETS

FOR THE WHOLE TOMFORDE FAMILY.

WHERE TO?

BAHRAIN.
YESTERDAY MORNING.

(Novak)
WELL, THAT'S CONVENIENT.

WE DON'T HAVE AN EXTRADITION
TREATY WITH BAHRAIN.

(Huang)
BUT HELIOS HAS AN OFFICE THERE.

JACK REXTON WAS BLOWING SMOKE
UP OUR ASS

WHILE ARRANGING TO GET TOMFORDE
OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

SO LET'S PULL REXTON IN
AS AN ACCESSORY.

I DON'T THINK IT'LL BE MUCH USE.
HELIOS IS A FOREIGN CORPORATION.

THE U.S. ATTORNEY
WILL ASSERT JURISDICTION.

GIVEN THE INFLAMMATORY NATURE
OF TORTURE

AND THE LACK OF HARD EVIDENCE
TYING HELIOS TO EITHER MURDER--

THE FEDS'LL BURY IT.

SO WE HAVE TWO DEAD BODIES,
AND YOU'RE SAYING

THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO?

I WILL CALL
THE BAHRAINIAN EMBASSY.

I JUST THINK WE'RE GONNA HAVE
A TOUGH TIME TRYING

TO BRING HELIOS
OR TOMFORDE TO TRIAL.

WHAT ABOUT SUTTON?

SHE DIDN'T KILL
KATE OR ABBAS.

MIGHT AS WELL HAVE.
MELINDA.

THAT WOMAN'S INTERROGATION
METHODS LED TO ABBAS'S DEATH.

AND GOD KNOWS HOW MANY OTHERS.

WE CAN'T ARREST SUTTON

FOR SOMETHING
THAT HAPPENED IN IRAQ.

NO, BUT ABBAS DIED
IN NEW YORK.

IF A REASONABLE DOCTOR COULD
HAVE FORESEEN THAT HER METHODS

WOULD LEAD TO HEART FAILURE,
HEART ATTACK, DEATH...

THERE'S A CASE FOR CRIMINALLY
NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE.

AND YOU REALLY THINK A JURY
WILL HOLD SUTTON RESPONSIBLE?

SHE TAUGHT A LOOSE CANNON
LIKE TOMFORDE HOW TO TORTURE

A MAN TO DEATH.

THAT NOT ENOUGH FOR YOU?

SOMEONE
SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.

IT'S WHAT KATE SIMES
WOULD HAVE WANTED,

AND WHAT HAROUN ABBAS DESERVES.

COUNSELOR?

IT'S A STRETCH.

NO.
IT ISN'T.

AFTER 9/11,
MILITARY DOCTORS

STARTED USING
PRISONERS' MEDICAL RECORDS

TO TARGET PHYSICAL
AND EMOTIONAL WEAKNESSES.

DR. SUTTON WAS ONE
OF THOSE DOCTORS?

HER BRAND OF TORTURE LITE
HAS BEEN PRACTICED BY DOCTORS

IN INDONESIA,
HONDURAS, THE PHILIPPINES.

I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD HEAR
FROM A FEW PEOPLE

WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED
HER METHODS FIRST-HAND.

[speaking native languages]

THEY STRIPPED ME NAKED,

TIED MY WRISTS BEHIND MY BACK

AND PUT A BAG OVER MY HEAD.

[speaking foreign language]

DETECTIVES, HOW NICE
TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

I'D BE HAPPY
TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS,

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, I DO HAVE--

WE'RE NOT HERE
TO ASK QUESTIONS.

EXCUSE ME
DR. FAITH SUTTON,
YOU'RE UNDER ARREST

FOR CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT
HOMICIDE.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT.

ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN
AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU

IN A COURT OF LAW.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO AN ATTORNEY.

IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD ONE,
ONE WILL BE APPOINTED TO YOU.

(male clerk)
PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
VERSUS FAITH SUTTON.

DOCKET ENDING 4288.

ONE COUNT,
CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE.

(female judge)
HOW DOES THE DEFENDANT PLEAD?

NOT GUILTY,
YOUR HONOR.

I'LL HEAR THE PEOPLE ON BAIL.

$500,000,
YOUR HONOR.

ON AN E-CLASS FELONY?

THE D.A. APPRISED ME
OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES

SURROUNDING
MR. TOMFORDE'S RELOCATION.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE SURE DR. SUTTON
DOESN'T FOLLOW SUIT.

THE BAIL WILL BE SET
AT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.

MY CLIENT
WILL POST BOND TONIGHT

SO SHE CAN GET BACK
TO THE BUSINESS OF SAVING LIVES.

AND GIVEN
THAT SHE'S DOING GOD'S WORK,

I HOPE THIS IS THE LAST TIME
WE'LL FORCE HER

TO SET FOOT
IN THIS COURTROOM.

WHAT IS THIS?

MOTION TO DISMISS

ON JURISDICTIONAL GROUNDS.

WE HAVE JURISDICTION.

HAROUN ABBAS WAS KILLED
IN NEW YORK.

NOT ACCORDING
TO YOUR BRIEF.

THE PROSECUTION CLAIMS
HAROUN ABBAS WAS KILLED

AS A DIRECT RESULT

OF DR. SUTTON'S
CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE

IN IRAQ.

IF MY CLIENT'S ACTIONS
WERE LEGAL

WHERE THE ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE
OCCURRED,

THE PROSECUTION
DOES NOT HAVE JURISDICTION.

YOU'RE ARGUING
THAT TORTURE'S LEGAL IN IRAQ?

IT'S NOT TORTURE.

DR. SUTTON'S BENIGN METHOD
OF INTERROGATION WAS IMPLEMENTED

IN IRAQ,
WHERE IT IS INDEED LEGAL.

NOT ACCORDING
TO THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS.

IN HAMDAN VERSUS RUMSFELD,
THE SUPREME COURT SAID THAT

VIOLATING THE CONVENTIONS
IS A FEDERAL CRIME.

YES, BUT ACCORDING
TO A 2002 EXECUTIVE ORDER,

COUNTER-RESISTANCE METHODS

ARE NOT CRIMINAL
UNLESS THEY BROUGHT

ABOUT THE PAIN THE EQUIVALENT
OF SEVERE IMPAIRMENT

OF BODILY FUNCTIONS
OR PROLONGED MENTAL ILLNESS.

SO UNLESS MS. NOVAK INTENDS

TO INDICT
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE--

DON'T TEMPT ME.

EXECUTIVE ORDERS
HAVE THE FORCE OF LAW.

YOUR HONOR, THE QUESTION OF
LEGALITY IN IRAQ IS IRRELEVANT.

NOW, DR. SUTTON CONCEIVED
OF HER INTERROGATION METHOD

IN NEW YORK.

SHE WAS HIRED
BY HELIOS IN NEW YORK.

AND AFTER TRAVELING TO IRAQ,
SHE RETURNED TO NEW YORK,

WHILE STILL
IN THE EMPLOY OF HELIOS.

IT'S CONTINUOUS JURISDICTION.

I'LL TAKE IT UNDER ADVISEMENT.

IT IS AMAZING HOW WELL
YOU HANDLE THOSE STEPS.

EXCUSE ME?

YEAH, ON THAT HIGH HORSE
YOU'RE RIDING.

YOU READ THE PAPERS?

SUPPORT FOR THE U.S. PRESENCE
IN IRAQ DROPPED 50%

AFTER THE ABU GHRAIB PICTURES
WENT PUBLIC.

TELL ME, WHAT WOULD YOU DO
IF YOU HAD

FIVE MINUTES
TO STOP A SUICIDE BOMBER

FROM KILLING 20 MARINES,

OR 10 INNOCENT CIVILIANS,

OR ONE LITTLE GIRL?

WHO'S THIS?

ELIZABETH ROSS.

ELIZABETH WAS BURIED ALIVE
IN A CONSTRUCTION PIT

IN BROOKLYN
BACK WHEN I WAS A COP.

WE HAD A SUSPECT.

I KNEW IN MY GUT
THE GUY DID IT.

BUT WE WENT AT HIM 48 HOURS,
COULDN'T BREAK HIM.

I TOLD MY PARTNER TO LEAVE.

I BROKE THE BASTARD'S ARM
IN THREE PLACES.

HE CONFESSED.

WHEN WE FOUND ELIZABETH,
SHE WAS DEHYDRATED,

SHE BARELY HAD A PULSE,

BUT SHE WAS ALIVE.

THAT HOW YOU GOT BOUNCED
OFF THE FORCE?

HIS CONFESSION WAS THROWN OUT.

THE GUY WALKED.

BUT ELIZABETH'S GOING
TO LAW SCHOOL NOW.

WANTS TO BE A PROSECUTOR.

YOU'RE GONNA TELL ME THE ENDS
DON'T JUSTIFY THE MEANS?

WHAT IF YOU WERE WRONG?

I WASN'T.

[cell phone rings]

MATT BRADEN.

THANK YOU.

PRESTON BOUGHT YOUR CONTINUOUS
JURISDICTION ARGUMENT.

I GUESS WE'LL BE CONTINUING
THIS DISCUSSION IN COURT.

(Abbas)
THEY MADE ME TAKE
MY CLOTHES OFF.

THEN THEY...

THEY PUT ME OUTSIDE.

IT'S OKAY.
GO ON.

EVERY HOUR THEY WOULD

DOUSE ME IN COLD WATER--
ICE WATER.

AND THREATEN
TO RELEASE THE DOGS.

DR. WARNER, CAN YOU TELL US
HOW HAROUN ABBAS DIED?

FROM A HYPOTHERMICALLY INDUCED
CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA,

SECONDARY TO HEART DISEASE.

HAVE YOU REVIEWED
MR. ABBAS'S MEDICAL RECORDS?

I HAVE.

DID MR. ABBAS HAVE A HISTORY
OF HEART DISEASE

PRIOR TO HIS DETENTION?

NO.
HE DID NOT.

THANK YOU, DR. WARNER.

DR. WARNER.

CAN YOU SAY DEFINITIVELY

THAT MY CLIENT'S
INTERROGATION PRACTICES

CAUSED MR. ABBAS'S DEATH?

HAROUN ABBAS'S HEART CONDITION
AND DEATH WERE CONSISTENT

WITH THE KIND OF STRESS-INDUCED
HEART DISEASE.

SIMPLE YES OR NO,
PLEASE.

I THINK A PHYSICIAN MIGHT EXPECT

DR. SUTTON'S INTERROGATION
METHODS TO LEAD TO DEATH.

DR. WARNER,
CAN YOU SAY DEFINITIVELY

THAT DR. SUTTON'S
INTERROGATION PRACTICES

CAUSED HAROUN ABBAS'S DEATH?

YES OR NO?

NO.

THANK YOU.
NOTHING FURTHER.

(Dr. Sutton)
I'M A BOARD-CERTIFIED
PSYCHIATRIST.

I'D BEEN TEACHING
RESISTANCE TRAINING

FOR YEARS AT FORT BRAGG,

WHEN THE ARMY CONTACTED ME
JUST AFTER 9/11.

I'VE BEEN HELPING
THIS COUNTRY INTERROGATE

SUSPECTED TERRORISTS EVER SINCE.

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN?

ABDUL MURAD.
WE QUESTIONED HIM IN MOSUL.

HE TURNED OUT TO BE THE LEADER

OF AN ANTI-AMERICAN
SHIITE MILITIA.

WAS THE INTERROGATION
SUCCESSFUL?

YES, THE INFORMATION HE SUPPLIED
ALLOWED OUR GOVERNMENT

TO TRACK DOWN A MAJOR
MUNITIONS DUMP NORTH OF BAGHDAD.

DID YOU INTERROGATE
ANY PRISONERS

ASSOCIATED WITH MR. MURAD

DURING YOUR TIME IN IRAQ?

NOT PERSONALLY.

BUT HELIOS QUESTIONED
HIS COUSIN

SHORTLY
AFTER I LEFT THE COUNTRY.

HIS COUSIN?

HAROUN ABBAS.

[spectators murmuring]

[judge bangs gavel]

ORDER.

DR. SUTTON, DID ANY
OF YOUR INTERROGATION PLANS

INVOLVE...BEATINGS?

NO.
ELECTRIC SHOCK?

NO.

WHAT ABOUT WATER BOARDING?

NOTHING THAT WOULD CAUSE
PHYSICAL HARM.

SO YOU OBTAINED

LIFESAVING INFORMATION
WITHOUT CAUSING ANY HARM.

OBJECTION.
I'LL REPHRASE.

LIFESAVING INFORMATION

WITHOUT CAUSING
LONG-TERM PHYSICAL

OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE.

YES, ALL THE INTERROGATIONS

I OVERSAW
WERE ULTIMATELY BENIGN.

THAT'S WHY A PHYSICIAN
IS INVOLVED,

TO STOP THINGS
FROM GETTING OUT OF HAND.

YOUR WITNESS.

SO DOCTORS STOP THINGS
FROM GETTING OUT OF HAND.

THERE WERE DOCTORS INVOLVED

WITH THE INTERROGATIONS
AT ABU GHRAIB.

WOULD YOU SAY THINGS THERE
GOT OUT OF HAND?

OBJECTION, YOUR HONOR.

DR. SUTTON SAID DOCTORS
KEEP THINGS UNDER CONTROL.

A FACT SUGGESTED INTERROGATORS

CAN BECOME MORE AGGRESSIVE
WHEN THEY CAN RELY

ON DOCTORS TO SET LIMITS.

THAT MAY BE TRUE,

MS. NOVAK, BUT UNLESS
YOU HAVE EVIDENCE

OF DR. SUTTON'S
SPECIFIC INVOLVEMENT

IN THE EVENTS AT ABU GHRAIB,
I SUGGEST YOU MOVE ON.

DR. SUTTON,
COULD YOU PLEASE TELL THE JURORS

WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING AT
IN THIS PICTURE.

IT'S A STRESS POSITION
KNOWN AS QAS'AT AL TAWILAH.

THIS IS PART OF YOUR
BENIGN INTERROGATION METHOD?

YES.

(Novak)
THE HOOD, WHAT'S THAT FOR?

IT'S PLACED OVER THE PRISONER'S
HEAD TO DISORIENT HIM.

YOU USE AN AIR CONDITIONER
TO DROP THE BODY'S TEMPERATURE.

(Dr. Sutton)
NO MORE THAN FIVE DEGREES.

HOW LONG IS A PRISONER KEPT
IN THAT POSITION?

(Dr. Sutton)
IT DEPENDS.

HOW LONG, DR. SUTTON?

24 TO 48 HOURS.

(Novak)
YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THIS LEAD
TO PHYSICAL HARM?

(Dr. Sutton)
NO.

HOW MUCH MEDICAL FOLLOW-UP
HAVE YOU DONE?

THAT'S LEFT
TO THE CAMP PHYSICIANS.

YOU HAD NO IDEA
THAT A STRESS POSITION

COULD TEAR A ROTATOR CUFF?

YOU HAD NO CLUE THAT A LONG ICE
BATH MIGHT LEAD TO A CORONARY?

A FIFTH OF THE DETAINEES
THAT DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES

IN U.S. CUSTODY
DIED OF HEART ATTACKS,

MANY OF THEM YOUNG MEN WITH
NO HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE.

AND YET, YOU, A SUCCESSFUL
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL,

HAD NO SUSPICION

THAT YOUR METHODS
MIGHT LEAD TO DEATH?

OR DIDN'T YOU CARE?

MS. NOVAK,
LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION.

HOW WOULD
YOU PROTECT OUR COUNTRY?

I HAVE A SON IN IRAQ.
HOW WOULD YOU PROTECT HIM?

YOUR HONOR--

NO!
YOU ANSWER ME!

INTELLIGENCE GATHERING
IS ONE OF THE FEW WEAPONS

WE HAVE IN THE WAR ON TERROR.

(Novak)
YOUR HONOR--

MAYBE THE ONLY WAY TO FIGHT
AN ENEMY WE CAN'T SEE.

YOU THINK ASKING NICELY
IS GONNA GET THEM

TO TELL US WHEN THEY PLAN

TO FLY THE NEXT SET OF PLANES
INTO OUR BUILDINGS?

DR. SUTTON, THAT'S ENOUGH!

(female juror)
OH, MY GOD.

SOMEBODY HELP!

JACK, JACK!

[straining to breathe]

HE'S NOT BREATHING.

IS THERE
A PORTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR?
I'LL GET IT.

I'LL GIVE YOU A HAND.

I NEED A BUS.

NEW YORK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
60 CENTRE STREET.

PLEASE HURRY.

ONE, TWO, THREE,

FOUR, AND FIVE,
AND TWO, THREE, FOUR AND FIVE.

AND ONE, TWO,
THREE, AND FOUR, AND FIVE.

YEAH, THANKS.

JUDGE PRESTON DECLARED
A MISTRIAL.

SO MUCH FOR THE TERRIBLE,
SWIFT SWORD.

WE'VE PUBLICIZED THE ISSUE.

KATE SIMES GOT MORE INK THAN
SHE EVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED.

SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN PLEASED.

A LONG, HAPPY LIFE
WOULD HAVE PLEASED HER TOO.

SAME GOES FOR HAROUN ABBAS.

ARE YOU GONNA ASK
FOR A NEW TRIAL?

NOW, THAT'D BE A WASTE OF TIME.

(Novak)
WHY?
ARE YOU HERE TO DISCUSS A PLEA?

THE JURY WAS IRREVOCABLY SPLIT.

I POLLED 'EM.

YOU WERE
NEVER GONNA WIN THIS ONE,

EVEN BEFORE MY CLIENT
BECAME A FRONT-PAGE HERO.

SUTTON'S NO HERO.

WHAT, DETECTIVE?
YOU DON'T APPROVE?

YOUR WHOLE JOB IS PREDICATED
ON COERCION.

YOU'RE GONNA TELL ME
YOU NEVER LAID A HAND

ON A PRISONER?

I HAVE.

NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN,
IT'S COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.

I'M CERTAINLY
NOT PROUD OF IT.

WELL, ISN'T THAT SWEET.

OF COURSE, SOME OF US
DON'T HAVE TIME FOR REGRET.

WE'RE TOO BUSY PROTECTING LIVES.

I THINK YOU MEAN
DESTROYING THEM.

FORTUNATELY,
IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE DR. SUTTON

WILL BE DOING MUCH
OF THAT ANYMORE.

I'VE CONTACTED THE STATE BOARD
FOR PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT.

THEY'VE DECIDED TO REVIEW

THE STATUS OF DR. SUTTON'S
MEDICAL LICENSE.

I HAVE HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS HERE
IN NEW YORK CITY.

FOR 20 YEARS,
I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE

TO IMPROVING
THEIR HEALTH AND WELFARE.

BUT A MEDICAL DEGREE
IS NOT A SACRED VOW.

IT'S A CERTIFICATION OF SKILL.

AFTER 9/11,
I REALIZED MY SKILLS COULD SERVE

THIS COMMUNITY
IN OTHER WAYS.

AND YOU DIDN'T SEE A CONFLICT

BETWEEN YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

AS A PHYSICIAN AND YOUR
MEDICAL ROLE IN BAGHDAD?

I HAD NO DOCTOR-PATIENT
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DETAINEES.

IN IRAQ, I WAS SIMPLY
A SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT.

TRADITIONAL MEDICAL ETHICS
DON'T APPLY.

SO, DR. SUTTON,

ETHICALLY SPEAKING,
YOU'RE ASKING US

TO BELIEVE THAT WHAT HAPPENS
IN IRAQ STAYS IN IRAQ.

IS THAT RIGHT?

(Dr. Sutton)
ARE YOU PLEASED, DR. WARNER?

AFTER ALL, EVEN A TEMPORARY
SUSPENSION CAN RUIN A CAREER.

I WOULDN'T SAY PLEASED.

SO YOU REALLY FEEL
NO REMORSE?

THIS COUNTRY'S AT WAR.

I'VE GOT SKILLS
TO CONTRIBUTE TO THAT FIGHT.

YOU REALLY WANT ME NOT
TO USE THEM?

YOU TOOK AN OATH.

YOU DON'T GET TO TAKE A TIME-OUT
BECAUSE WE'RE AT WAR,

BECAUSE IT'S DIFFICULT
TO UPHOLD.

THE OATH WAS WRITTEN
FOR TIMES LIKE THESE.

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