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U.S. border agent jailed...

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Bro. Curtis, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Bro. Curtis

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    ...despite being cleared of any wrongdoing.

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    The allegations against Diaz, 31, a seven-year veteran of the Border Patrol, initially were investigated by Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of Professional Responsibility, which cleared the agent of any wrongdoing.
    But the Internal Affairs Division at U.S. Customs and Border Protection ruled differently nearly a year later and, ultimately, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas brought charges.
    The Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council said the government’s case was “based on false testimony that is contradicted by the facts.”
    In a statement, the council said that because the arrest took place at about 2 a.m., darkness would have made it impossible for the government’s witnesses to have seen whether any mistreatment took place. It said Marcos Ramos, the Border Patrol agent who stood next to Diaz, testified that he did not see any mistreatment of the smuggling suspect.
    The council said other witnesses made contradictory claims and some later admitted to having perjured themselves. Such admissions, the council said, were ignored by the court and the government. It also said that probationary agents who claimed to have witnessed the assault raised no objections during the incident and failed to notify an on-duty supervisor until hours later....


    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/25/border-agent-jaile-arrest-teen-drug-smuggler/


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  2. billwald

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    Strange story. Convicted by what court? The ONLY google results refer to this one story.
     
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    This does seem excessive on the surface. I wonder if this is the first time Diaz has had trouble along these lines. Does his past serve to exonerate or condemn him?
     
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