Officer in prisoner abuse case vows to clear name

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (AP) - The former brigadier general who was demoted in the wake of the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal says she won't rest until she is cleared of wrongdoing.

Janis Karpinski told The Island Packet of Hilton Head for a story Saturday that she full expects to achieve that exoneration. Karpinski has a home at Hilton Head.

Karpinski was commanding general of the reserve unit responsible for overseeing Iraq's prisons. She was relieved of command and demoted to colonel after allegations that dereliction of duty led to the prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib.

She says military intelligence was in charge of the prison.

Karpinski is now 57 and speaks to different groups about her experiences. She has written a book "One Woman's Army" and says telling her story is therapeutic.

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