Arizona ACLU wants Border Patrol probe of civil rights incidents

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Marlo Paipa was driving home to Tucson with two friends after visiting the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge when their trip took a twisted turn.

Border Patrol agents pulled them over in Three Points and placed them in handcuffs without explanation, the ACLU of Arizona said in a June 28 letter to the Office of Professional Responsibility at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the parent agency of the Border Patrol.

Paipa was held overnight on May 7 in a frigid cell at a Border Patrol station in Tucson, the letter stated. She was not charged with a crime, but she forfeited her car by signing documents she didn’t understand in the middle of the night.

 
 
 

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