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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.


Statement-Use of Force Incident-Douglas, AZ.
| Speeches and Statements

On May 24, 2022, at approximately 12:43 a.m., a U.S. Border Patrol agent working near Pan-American Avenue and 5th Street in Douglas, Arizona, was involved in a use of force incident which resulted in the death of an individual in Border Patrol custody.

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Man Dies from injuries following apparent fall from International Boundary Barrier north of Tornillo Port of Entry
| Speeches and Statements

On March 27, 2022, an Army National Guard soldier assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Clint, Texas, was notified by a local citizen that an injured individual was lying on the ground on the north side of the International Boundary Barrier, approximately nine-and-a-half miles northwest of the Tornillo Port of Entry. The soldier broadcasted the information via radio communications to a Border Patrol agent near the location.  

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CBP Releases April 2022 Monthly Operational Update
| National Media Release

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

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CBP Statement on Arrest of Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agent
| Speeches and Statements

On May 2, 2022, a Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agent was arrested by the Texas Rangers on a warrant stemming from an indictment on a charge of Official Oppression in connection with the alleged assault and mistreatment of a juvenile in custody. The  investigation is being led by the Texas Rangers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

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Last Modified: June 6, 2022