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Accountability and Transparency

CBP is committed to being a leader in law enforcement accountability and transparency by providing multiple ways to report incidents as well as timely, accurate and appropriate information regarding CBP-related deaths, use of force incidents and other critical incidents resulting in serious injuries.   The Accountability and Transparency page provides the public with statements, policies, reports and other important information concerning critical incidents and related Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) reviews and investigations.

Statements released from previous administrations are available in the Archive.


CBP Releases May 2022 Monthly Operational Update
| National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for May 2022, which can be viewed online here.

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Migrant Smuggling Attempt Results in Death
| Speeches and Statements

Migrant Smuggling Attempt Results in Death

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CBP Statement : Tractor-Trailer Found on I-35 Near Mile Marker 56
| Speeches and Statements

At approximately 11 p.m. on June 3, 2022, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Cotulla Border Patrol Station received a call for assistance from the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office regarding a tractor trailer that was parked on the east access road at the 56-mile marker on I-35. Border Patrol agents arrived on the scene to assist La Salle County deputies who had encountered over 20 individuals absconding into the nearby brush and others in need of medical attention. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations assisted with the search of the area.

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CBP Statement on Arrest of a Laredo CBP Officer
| Speeches and Statements

On June 3, 2022, a Supervisory Customs and Border Protection Officer from the Laredo Port of Entry was arrested by CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility on the charge of theft of U.S. government property (i.e., money).

CBP’s OPR conducted the investigation, and the case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas. 

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Last Modified: June 6, 2022