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Panel clears Border Patrol agents in four shootings




A US Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry along the US-Mexico border near San Diego, California on April 4, 2013.
A US Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry along the US-Mexico border near San Diego, California on April 4, 2013.
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For years, the U.S. Border Patrol has been under pressure to increase transparency and accountability.

After a string of use-of-force incidents, an internal panel was created to review shootings by border patrol agents.

Yesterday, for the first time, the agency released the conclusions of that panel's investigations into four deadly-force cases. In all four cases, the officers were found to have acted properly.

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