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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 4:18 pm | Updated: 10:55 am, Sun Jun 1, 2014.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department on Saturday continued its investigation into a fatal shooting by a Border Patrol agent in Green Valley just hours after the Border Patrol released a 2013 report critical of its handling of several incidents involving deadly force.

2013 PERF Use of Force review

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6 comments:

  • Anonymous User posted at 10:44 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2014.

    Anonymous User Posts: 1181

    I think we need to wait for the investigation and it's findings before we start labeling the BP negatively.

    However, my son who is a retired Chicago police officer, states law enforcement 101 says you do not shoot a fleeing suspect unless the suspect stops, turns, and clearly becomes the aggressor. A fleeing suspect is best left to escape.

     
  • Anonymous User posted at 4:20 pm on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

    Anonymous User Posts: 1181

    I think it is too early to make a judgement on the Border Patrol without knowing all the facts, which we do not know at this time. To suggest they acted as vigilantes without knowing the facts is irresponsible, in my opinion.

    As Spotlight correctly pointed out, this man had committed the same crime the first week in April. A fair question is what was he doing out of jail? What was his punishment?

    I do not want to see the Border Patrol tarnished by this and hope what they did was justified.

     
  • Anonymous User posted at 2:16 pm on Mon, Jun 2, 2014.

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    You guys are really quick to judge without knowing al of the facts. These people that smuggle drugs are commonly violent. You are making judgements based on liberal media reporting and Monday morning Quarterbacking. The reason these people (BP Agents) have not been so called punished or incarcerated, is because an extensive investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies (both federal and local) has cleared them. Often the issues reported by the media do not tell the entire story in order to create commentary like yours. Those BP agents 99.9% of them bust their butts to keep you and the other citizens safe.

     
  • Anonymous User posted at 10:11 pm on Sun, Jun 1, 2014.

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    to the other anonymous user No where did it say if he had a weapon or not. Even if he wasnt armed, making a move and acting like he was is enough to cause a agent to react with deadly force. If the suspect shouted a threat to the agents, then stop and turn while reaching into his waist ban, that could cause the agents to belive he was going for a gun and was going to fire on them.

    But remember HE made the choice to smuggle drugs, He choice to run from the Agents, So he all started with him. And also home many folks died in Nogales Mx over the drug/ human smuggling bussiness last week, 6 or 7?

     
  • Spotlight posted at 4:53 pm on Sun, Jun 1, 2014.

    Spotlight Posts: 35

    Reports are he was picked up doing the same thing in April. Was there no punishment for the crime he recently committed? Reports have it as April 4.nwhy isn't he behind bars?

     
  • Anonymous User posted at 2:04 pm on Sun, Jun 1, 2014.

    Anonymous User Posts: 1181

    The shooting of a man who was apparently unarmed right on a golf course in Green Valley makes me ill. Are the Border Patrol agents acting as vigilantes? Didn't they have some other way of stopping this man, an American citizen? Clearly the transport of that quantity of marijuana is illegal, but there can be no justification for the killing of a citizen by BP agents when he is fleeing and not confronting them with a weapon. A tragic event which needs to be investigated completely. - Green Valley resident

     

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