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Border Patrol agents rarely disciplined in abuse cases, records show
Border Patrol agents rarely disciplined in abuse cases, records show

In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man's head against a rock near Tucson. In August of that year, an immigrant who was arrested near El Paso accused a Border Patrol agent of stepping on his face and kneeing him in the ribs after he was handcuffed. Internal affairs officers investigated the case, but took no action. That same month, an unaccompanied minor complained that a Border Patrol agent "hit him on the head with a metal flashlight 20 times, kicked him 5 times, pushed him down a hill." The case was still under review more than two years later. The...

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