U.S. Border Patrol changes rules on excessive force

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
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U.S. Border Patrol

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - There may be a change in how some Border Patrol troops go about their daily job.

The U.S. Border Patrol has updated its guidelines on the use of force in a memo by Chief Michael J. Fisher.

The letter instructs agents to "not place themselves in the path of a moving vehicle" and "avoid placing themselves in positions where they have no alternative to using deadly force.

The note is prefaced by highlighting the risk for agents. "U.S. Border Patrol agents are among the most frequently assaulted law enforcement personnel in the country."

Tonight on KGNS News at Ten, reporter Christian Von Preysing goes in depth and gives us more information on this story.


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