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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The retired Army psychologist whose job candidacy is drawing protests at the University of Missouri came to campus Tuesday to defend his oversight of Guantanamo Bay interrogations.
Former Col. Larry James is dean of professional psychology at Wright State University in Ohio. At Missouri, he's one of two finalists for a top administrative job in the College of Education.
Human rights groups contend James was complicit in abuse of military prisoners while leading a team of psychologists at the U.S. detention center in Cuba in 2003 and again in 2007 and 2008.
James reiterated earlier statements that he cleaned up misconduct at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, where he later served.
He also emphasized that he has not been found culpable by any licensing board or in a court of law.
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