TV News LIES

Sunday, Aug 30th

Last update03:08:15 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) U.S. undertakes review of border officers' use of force

U.S. undertakes review of border officers' use of force

E-mail Print PDF

border patrolCustoms and Border Protection has launched what it calls a comprehensive review of its officers' use of force amid a sharp increase in fatal confrontations along the Southwest border. The initiative, which appears to be the most far-reaching of its kind in recent years, calls for an assessment of current tactics and the participation of an independent outside research center.

Mexican government officials, who have condemned the shootings, also will be provided briefings on closed investigations involving force, according to a memorandum prepared for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

The memorandum, dated Oct., 24, 2012, is from David V. Aguilar, the agency's deputy commissioner.

Since 2010, 16 people have been killed in fatal confrontations with Border Patrol agents and customs officers, prompting unprecedented levels of scrutiny and criticism from some U.S. Congress members and border activists. Agency guidelines permit agents to fire weapons against people suspected of throwing rocks, a practice that critics consider excessive.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Alison Parker's parents on gun-control fight: 'We cannot be intimidated'

Parker tp wprl for gun controlIt's been less than a week since murder set their lives onto a new course, into...

He Took Them by Surprise: 3 Dead, 2 Hurt in Tenn. Shooting Spree

Robert Seth DentonA gunman killed three relatives in a surprise attack witnessed by several children in a home...

Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak, to be renamed Denali

Mt. McKinleyPresident Barack Obama says he’s changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from...

Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

 Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputyTexas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!