September 20, 2013
In June 2010, Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas died in the custody of Border Patrol agents, after being hit by a baton and a taser when he resisted arrest.
Officials said Hernandez-Rojas was combative and needed to be subdued, but two years later, new footage emerged to show the man lying on the ground in a crowd of about 20 agents, calling for help in Spanish as he was tased five times.
An inspector general report, sparked by Hernandez-Rojas’ death, was released this week. Department of Homeland Security investigators found that the Border Patrol still has no way to track allegations of excessive use of force or investigations into such cases.
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