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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.


  • Tucson Sector Agent Dies in Collision
    | Speeches and Statements

    On July 31, 2021, at approximately 00:20 a.m., a Tucson Sector agent was involved in a head-on collision with a civilian motorist on State Route 86 near mile marker 128, outside of Sells, AZ.  Multiple emergency response agencies, including a life flight, were requested and responded to the scene.  A short time after the collision, both the agent and the sole occupant driver of the civilian vehicle were pronounced deceased. TOPD is leading the investigation into the accident. Further information to follow.

  • Male Mexican Citizen Found Suffering from Head Injury
    | Speeches and Statements

    On April 11, 2021, a civilian notified Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) assigned to Hebbronville, TX, of a vehicle suspected of being involved in human smuggling activities.  BPAs subsequently located the vehicle which was reportedly driving erratically and violating traffic laws in an apparent attempt to leave the area as quickly as possible.

  • Failure to Yield Results in Death
    | Speeches and Statements

    On June 17, 2021, a Border Patrol Agent (BPA) observed two suspected undocumented migrants getting into a vehicle along Arizona State Route 85 (SR 85), approximately one and a half miles north of the Lukeville, AZ Port of Entry.  Approximately 20 miles north of where the suspected undocumented migrants entered the vehicle, another BPA waiting on SR 85, activated his emergency lights and sirens and attempted to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle did not stop and continued for approximately one mile, where another BPA deployed a vehicle immobilization device (VID) acr

  • Last Modified: March 8, 2023