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Use of Force

Agente de Interdicción Marítima de CBP muere en el cumplimiento de su deber cerca de Puerto Rico

La siguiente declaración se refiere a un agente involucrado en un tiroteo que ocurrió cerca de Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, el jueves 17 de noviembre de 2022. La información se basa en una revisión preliminar realizada por la Oficina de Responsabilidad Profesional de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de EE. UU. y puede actualizarse con información adicional. 

CBP Marine Interdiction agent dies in the line of duty near Puerto Rico

The following statement concerns an agent involved shooting which occurred near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, on Thursday, November 17, 2022. The information is based on a preliminary review by U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility and may be updated with additional information.

CBP Directive 4510-038

This directive outlines the agency response to Use of Force incidents and establishes the Use of Force Incident Team.

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CBP Directive 4510-038

Statement-Use of Force Incident-Rio Grande Valley, Texas

On June 18, 2022, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol and other law enforcement entities were involved in a vehicle pursuit on Highway 281 near Falfurrias, Texas which later resulted in a use of force incident. One person is dead. Texas Department of Public Safety is leading the investigation and the incident is being reviewed by Custom and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

CBP Statement on Shots Fired at San Ysidro Port of Entry

The following statement pertains to a use of force incident which occurred on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at the San Ysidro, Calif., Port of Entry, along the border between San Diego and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.  This information is based on a preliminary review by Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

March 1, 2013 – Use of Force Incident in El Paso, Texas

On March 1, 2013, during pre-dawn hours, an agent from the El Paso Border Patrol Station was patrolling near the international border when he observed an officer from the El Paso Police Department pursuing a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of travel. The agent alerted another agent positioned further west of the pursuit headed in his direction, and both agents moved to assist.

March 20, 2017 – Use of Force Incident near Warren, Minnesota

On March 20, 2017, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (Minnesota) received a 911 call from a rural U.S. mail carrier. The mail carrier reported that his vehicle had been shot at as he passed by a residence near Warren, Minnesota. As the responding deputy pulled into the driveway of the residence, a man in the driveway raised and pointed a rifle at the deputy’s patrol vehicle. The deputy immediately backed out of the driveway and radioed for assistance.

May 17, 2017 – Use of Force Incident near Tombstone, Arizona

On the afternoon of May 17, 2017, Border Patrol Agents from the Willcox Border Patrol Station were assigned to the Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 80, near Tombstone, Arizona. At the time of the incident, the checkpoint was closed due to high winds.

March 31, 2014 – Use of Force Incident on the Tohono O’Odham Nation Reservation near San Miguel, Arizona

On March 31, 2014, a Border Patrol Agent was parked near the intersection of Federal Route 19 and San Miguel East Road, on the Tohono O’Odham Nation Reservation near the small village of San Miguel, Arizona.

The agent was standing next to his marked Border Patrol vehicle, which was approximately 42 feet from the edge of the roadway, when he heard another vehicle, glanced up, and saw a pickup truck stop in the southbound lane of Route 19.