Border Patrol Use of Force Policy Scrutinized

"Government investigators are reviewing U.S. Border Patrol policies on use of lethal force amid a spate of deadly shootings along the border in recent years, including the killing last week of a teenager who agents said was throwing rocks at them from across a fence in Mexico." - Associated...

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...

DHS OIG on CBP Use of Force

"Attached for your action is our revised final report, CBP Use of Force Training and Actions To Address Use of Force Incidents – Redacted (Revised), OIG-13-114. We incorporated the formal comments from U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the final report. This revised version is redacted...

Border Patrol Rejects Curbs on Use of Force

"Border Patrol agents will be allowed to continue using deadly force against rock-throwers, the chief of the agency said, despite the recommendation of a government-commissioned review to end the practice. The Police Executive Research Forum, a nonprofit group that advises law enforcement agencies...

CBP Use of Force Policy Handbook (Oct. 2010)

"I am very pleased to bring you the first version of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Use of Force Policy Handbook. This Policy supersedes the U.S. Customs Firearms and Use of Force Handbook (CIS HB 4500-01A) dated March 2003; the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Interim Use of Force and...

Border Patrol's Use of Deadly Force Criticized in Report

"Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent review of 67 cases that resulted in 19 deaths. The report by law...

3-Part Arizona Republic Border Blockbuster Blows Lid Off CBP 'Use of Force' Secrecy

Bob Ortega, Rob O'Dell, Daniel Gonzalez, Nick Oza and Charlie Leight compiled this must-read series for all border students. Part One : "A ghost is haunting Nogales." Part Two : Border death captured on video Part Three : Border agents without proper training assist local cops...

It's the U.S.-Mexico border, not the Wild West

"Now we have an idea why the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service was keeping secret an independent report of its encounters at the Mexican border. Because it has something to hide. As The Times' Brian Bennett reported last week, an independent report by the nonprofit Police Executive...

Border Patrol Issues New Use-of-Force Directive

"Chief of the Border Patrol Michael Fisher distributed a directive on the use of safe tactics and techniques with regard to use of force. That directive can be found here ." - DHS, Mar. 7, 2014 .

CBP Releases Use of Force Policy Handbook and Police Executive Research Forum Report

"During his first 100 days, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske has established transparency as a top priority. Today, he is releasing a revised use of force policy handbook and a consultant study from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). “We initiated...

AILA: CBP Finally Taking Steps in Right Direction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, May 30, 2014 - Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14053050 (posted May. 30, 2014)" CONTACTS: George Tzamaras or Belle Woods 202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 gtzamaras@aila.org - bwoods@aila.org AILA...