12/09/2012 02:39:30 PM EST
CBP to Review Use of Force Policy
"U.S. Customs 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, will also 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." - L.A. Times, Dec. 7, 2012.
[See also a related memo, Mar. 13, 2012, Standards of Conduct.]