Key Cases

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Border Patrol’s vague use of force policies have led to a culture of impunity. While many victims of Border Patrol abuse never receive justice, SBCC has identified three key cases that set precedent.

Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

On May 28, 2010, Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, a longtime resident of San Diego, was brutally beaten, shot with a Taser and killed by border agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. UPDATE: His family has recently settled with the U.S. Government over their civil lawsuit.

Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez

On October 10, 2012, Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a 16 year-old Mexican resident was shot in the back after an alleged rocking incident with a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agent. UPDATE: Judge to let Border Patrol agent's murder case proceed

Sergio Adrian Hernandez-Guereca

On June 7, 2010, Sergio Adrian Hernandez-Guereca, a 15 year-old Mexican resident was shot by a CBP agent while standing on the Mexican side of the Mexico–United States border, and the agent was on the American side.

 

 

 

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