Take Two for November 6, 2013

Border Patrol rejects limits to use of deadly force policies

Border Patrol

Michel Marizco/Fronteras Desk

Protests in Nogales, Mexico, as the January 2011 shooting death of Ramses Barron Torres by a U.S. Border Patrol agent remained unsolved. In August 2013, the FBI said the agent fired in self-defense after Barron threw rocks.

The U.S. Border Patrol recently reviewed its use of force policies, and concluded that agents will still be able to use deadly force against people throwing rocks.

This decision comes in spite of the reported recommendations of an advisory board to end that tactic. From Tucson, Fronteras Desk correspondent Michel Marizco explains.


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