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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 Highlights Top 2022 Accomplishments
    | National Media Release

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection today outlined its successful 2022 efforts to enhance trade, improve the traveler experience, and strengthen our nation’s borders through a wide array of initiatives and improvements that allow us to better serve the public and fulfill our CBP mission.

  • Man dies despite efforts to save his life following apprehension near El Paso, Texas
    | Speeches and Statements

    On December 30, 2022, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Paso Sector Intelligence Unit Evidence Collection Team encountered a male subject approximately four miles northeast of the Bridge of Americas, near El Paso, Texas. The male, a United States citizen, was walking in the middle of Airway Boulevard unclothed from the waist down and posing a traffic hazard to traveling vehicles. Intelligence Unit agents approached the man in their unmarked vehicle, with their emergency lights activated, but the man refused to leave the roadway.

  • Apprehended woman dies in Eagle Pass, Texas soft sided facility, despite life-saving efforts
    | Speeches and Statements

    On January 2, 2023, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol station apprehended a woman, a Cuban national, approximately two miles south of the Eagle Pass, Texas International Bridge II. Agents transported the woman to the Firefly Soft Sided Processing Facility located in Eagle Pass. The woman was booked into the processing facility at approximately 10:33 a.m. The woman was medically screened at approximately 11:44 a.m., and she informed the Border Patrol processing coordinator that she had high blood pressure and was taking prescribed medication.

  • CBP Updates Emergency Driving and Vehicular Pursuits Directive
    | National Media Release

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has updated the directive on Emergency Driving and Vehicular Pursuits after an extensive review of the agency’s pursuits.

  • Last Modified: March 8, 2023