Use of force by Customs and Border Protection rises as border encounters rise

Use-of-force reports have surged in recent years, along with border encounters. Customs and Border Protection says it is committed to investigating such incidents, but advocates are unimpressed. Here, Border Patrol agents detain four migrants stopped near the Texas border in a 2019 photo. (Photo by Glenn Fawcett/Customs and Border Protection)

Use-of-force reports have surged in recent years, along with border encounters. Customs and Border Protection says it is committed to investigating such incidents, but advocates are unimpressed. Here, Border Patrol agents detain four migrants stopped near the Texas border in a 2019 photo. (Photo by Glenn Fawcett/Customs and Border Protection)

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