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State Capitol News
3:47 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

ACLU Files Suit Claiming Civil Rights Abuses by Border Patrol

A U.S. Border Patrol truck on the Arizona-Mexico border.
Credit David McNew/Getty Images

Claiming a pattern of civil rights abuse, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit today in federal court to find out exactly how the Border Patrol enforces immigration law far from Mexico. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Border Patrol Tightens Use-of-Force Rules


The U.S. Border Patrol has issued new rules on when agents can use lethal force. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan report, this comes amid controversy surrounding the agency’s actions.

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State Capitol News
11:49 am
Fri December 7, 2012

National Guard to Stay at the Border

The initial deployment of 12-hundred soldiers in 2010 was supposed to last only a year while the Border Patrol hired and trained staff.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:42 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas May Have Died from Friendly Fire

Two law enforcement officers tell The Associated Press the FBI is investigating the possibility that the shooting death of a border patrol agent and the wounding of another was a case of friendly fire.

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12:31 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Mexican Military Arrests Two In Border Patrol Murder Case

The Mexican military arrested two suspects in the murder of Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie.

Reuters news is reporting that the Mexican Army arrested two people Wednesday morning in Agua Prieta, Sonora. The border town lies about 15 miles southeast of where the murder took place.

An FBI spokeswoman in Phoenix said she cannot confirm the arrests.