Border Patrol Union: Ruling Could Harm Agents

The U.S. Border Patrol’s union says that an appellate court ruling allowing a foreign national’s family to sue Border Patrol agents could seriously endanger officers, who in the future might hesitate to use deadly force when necessary.

On Monday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans overturned a lower court’s ruling and reinstated a case filed by the family of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca. Hernandez, 15, was killed in 2010 by Jesus Mesa Jr., a Border Patrol agent patrolling the banks of the Rio Grande in El Paso during what was called a “rock-throwing incident ...

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