A federal appeals court has ruled that the family of a Mexican teenager who was fatally shot by a US agent through a border fence can legally sue the agent and US government for damages. We want to shine a light on the lasting repercussions of the policy by telling the stories of those affected, from the migrants themselves to the public employees tasked with implementing assembly-line justice. Fill the form here to share your story with us. He was just walking down a street in Mexico.
In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence : NPR
A year-old Mexican teenager killed by a U. Border Patrol agent appeared to be on the ground as the agent fired 13 of the 16 shots through the border fence in Nogales, a partial video of the killing showed Monday. Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was lying facedown on the ground and did not appear to be moving as Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz fired two of the three volleys that hit Elena Rodriguez in the upper back, upper arms and head, a video reconstruction by federal prosecutors showed. The portions of the video, along with the video reconstruction, were shown for the first time Monday in a U. District Court hearing in Tucson. Defense attorneys have asked the judge not to permit the video to be shown at trial, arguing the video evidence is unreliable.
In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence
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CNN -- The year-old Mexican youth who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent had a history of involvement with human smuggling and was on a list of repeat juvenile offenders, U. The use of juveniles to smuggle people across the border is a common tactic for smugglers, he said. Meanwhile, a video obtained by CNN casts doubt on the Border Patrol agent's claim that he was surrounded by rock-throwing suspected illegal immigrants when he fatally shot the boy on the border at Ciudad Juarez.