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Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases

NPR | by Steve Inskeep

The new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he is reviewing scores of incidents in which agents have used deadly force.

He provides his first extensive interview regarding the agency's use of force policy and criticisms of a culture of secrecy.

"I can promise you on these cases involving force and the reviews that are going on that we will be following through," Kerlikowske says. "I'll be examining these with a group of people here in CBP, leadership within the Border Patrol and others that are just as absolutely concerned as I am at getting things resolved.

Click HERE to listen to NPR's interview with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske.


U.S. Court: Mexican Teen Killed By Border Patrol Had Rights

NPR | by John Burnett, July 1, 2014

The appeals court ruled that the teenager shot and killed on U.S. soil can claim constitutional protection. The ruling reverses part of a lower court decision in a lawsuit filed by the boy's family.