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Gil Kerlikowske

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  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol. Kerlikowske came to the White House as...
  • Related story: Border Patrol's use of deadly force criticized in report

    Related story: Border Patrol's use of deadly force criticized in report
    WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent...
  • Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote

    Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske calls for more access to heroin antidote
    WASHINGTON — White House drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske on Tuesday called for making naloxone, a drug that has been highly effective at reversing heroin overdoses, more widely available to emergency-care providers and other first responders....
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman: Naloxone could spare others from his fate

    Now that we’ve had time to digest the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death from an apparent heroin overdose on Feb. 2, and to debate the nature of addiction, the conversation has started to shift to the country’s surge in heroin use...
  • Border agency removes its own chief of internal affairs

    The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal government's largest law enforcement workforce, was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of inappropriate use...
  • Homeland Security revises border rules to reduce deadly shootings

    Homeland Security revises border rules to reduce deadly shootings
    Homeland Security officials on Friday released new instructions for when Border Patrol agents can use deadly force, but questions remained over how rigidly the new rules would be enforced by agents on the ground. The revised guidelines are intended to...
  • Customs officials revise practices for detaining private airplanes

    Customs officials revise practices for detaining private airplanes
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday they have tightened their practices for stopping and searching private aircraft in an effort to reduce law enforcement encounters with innocent pilots. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Eddie Young,...
  • New guidelines issued to Border Patrol on use of deadly force

    New guidelines issued to Border Patrol on use of deadly force
    Homeland Security officials on Friday released revised instructions for when Border Patrol agents can use deadly force, but questions remained over how rigidly the new rules would be enforced by agents in the field. The guidelines are intended to...
  • Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain

    Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain
     U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing their practice of tracking private planes after receiving complaints from law-abiding pilots who say they were detained and their aircraft searched without adequate justification. The agency&...
  • 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...
  • OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors

     OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors
    Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...