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NY judge won't order Gitmo doc probe

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York judge has declined to force an investigation into whether an Army psychologist developed abusive interrogation techniques for Guantanamo Bay detainees and should be stripped of his license.

The ruling was made public Thursday. It says another psychologist who brought the case cannot force a state agency to investigate complaints of professional misconduct.

Activists and some psychologists have pressed regulators in several states to explore whether psychologists violated professional rules by designing or observing abusive interrogations. Advocates have said the New York case was the first heard in a court.

The case sought to compel a state licensing office to look into psychologist John Leso. The agency says his Army work fell outside its scope.

No contact information for Leso was immediately available.

 

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