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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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Use-of-force incidents by Customs and Border Protection officers have nearly doubled in the past five years, from 593 in fiscal 2019 to 1,090 in fiscal 2023, with the vast majority occurring at the southern border.

By Adrienne Washington, Cronkite News December 1, 2023