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  • Border Patrol needs to crack down on internal corruption, report says

    Border Patrol needs to crack down on internal corruption, report says
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the nation's largest law enforcement agency, is vulnerable to “systematic corruption” by drug cartels, smugglers and other criminals, and investigations of its internal abuses are “chronically slow,” according to a Homeland Security Department report that reveals glaring problems in the agencies that police the nation’s borders.
  • Report: Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators

    Customs and Border Protection should more than double its ranks of internal affairs investigators, an advisory panel has recommended in a report sent to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The panel recommended in a draft report that CBP add 350...

     

     
     
     

    Border Patrol absolves itself in dozens of cases of lethal force

    Border Patrol absolves itself in dozens of cases of lethal force
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed an unarmed 15-year-old Mexican boy by shooting him in the face after a rock-throwing incident on a border bridge to El Paso in 2010 was recently cleared of wrongdoing by the agency's internal affairs office. So...

    Is Texas spending $800M to create its own border patrol?

    When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which cost $580,000 each, spent more time docked...