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January 03, 2014

Border Patrol agent accused in fatal shooting

Adam Garibay fatally shot Keith Martin, then led police on an 18-mile pursuit before he was forced off the road - Full Story
December 30, 2013
Customs and Border Protection officer dies on duty

Customs and Border Protection officer dies on duty

Darrell Jean Windhaus , 71, was pronounced dead at the port after suddenly collapsing - Full Story
December 18, 2013

More border agents assisting local police

Despite beliefs that they aren't adequately trained to do so, they've been assisting with serving warrants and other duties - Full Story
November 05, 2013
Border Patrol rejects curbs on use of force

Border Patrol rejects curbs on use of force

The Police Executive Research Forum recommended that the Border Patrol stop the use of deadly force against rock throwers - Full Story
October 19, 2013

High-speed pursuit closes US-Mexico border crossing

The driver, who died at the scene, had led California Highway Patrol officers on a nearly 100-mile chase - Full Story
September 17, 2013
Report: DHS must better track excessive force

Report: DHS must better track excessive force

The Inspector General couldn't come up with a tally of excessive force allegations against Border Patrol agents and customs officers because the agency's databases do not allow them to be categorized that way - Full Story
September 11, 2013

Texas trooper cleared in fatal shooting from helicopter

The trooper opened fire to disable the vehicle because it was barreling toward a school zone - Full Story
July 18, 2013

Police rescue 81 kidnapped migrants on Texas border

Authorities say an anonymous call led police to the two-story house, no arrests were made - Full Story
July 17, 2013

Ariz. sheriff: Man arrested was deported 11 times

Daniel Jupa-Fino, 21, has been arrested for illegally crossing the Mexico border 11 times in 3 years - Full Story
July 16, 2013
Leader of Mexico's Zetas drug cartel captured

Leader of Mexico's Zetas drug cartel captured

Experts cautioned that taking down the group's command structure is unlikely to diminish violence in the border states where it dominates through terror - Full Story

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