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New Details Emerge over 2010 Killing of Mexican National by Border Patrol

HeadlineFeb 12, 2021

A recent court filing in the 2010 case of Anastasio Hernández Rojas, a Mexican man who was beaten and shocked to death by border agents, reveals the current head of Border Patrol, Chief Rodney Scott, was part of efforts to protect the agents involved and interfere with the criminal investigation. Rojas lay on the ground handcuffed at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego as agents beat him with batons and shocked him with a stun gun. He died at the hospital several days later. The case is currently under review by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. It’s the first time the commission has looked into an extrajudicial killing at the hands of a U.S. law enforcement agency.

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