Border Patrol Cuts Use of Force by Nearly 40 Percent Over 2 Years

Border Patrol Cuts Use of Force by Nearly 40 Percent Over 2 YearsAmerica’s largest law enforcement agency has cut use of force incidents by nearly 40 percent since a new commissioner was appointed early in 2014. Violent encounters with both immigrants and American citizens were down to 768 in fiscal year 2015 (October 2014 to September 2015) from 1,215 in fiscal 2013 (October 2012 to September 2013). The agency, which employs more than 60,000 border patrol agents and customs officers, has been criticized for transparency and enforcement abuse.

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