Regional
9:26 am
Mon May 17, 2004

Military Police Units Could be Called to Active Duty

Frankfort, KY – A pair of military police units of the Kentucky National Guard
have been alerted for a possible call up to active duty. The alert
coincides with recent reports of abuse of Iraqi prisoners by
some members of the military police in Abu Ghraib prison
in Baghdad.

Also alerted was the 206th Engineer Battalion from Harrodsburg.
Kentucky Adjutant General Donald Storm made the announcements
today. The 940th Military Police Company in Walton and Lexington,
and the 617th M-P Company in Richmond and Bowling Green
were told to be ready for a possible alert.