Border Patrol agents did not strike Haitian migrants in Del Rio, report finds

Posted on AllSides July 8th, 2022
From The Left
Omar Ornelas/El Paso Times via REUTERS

The Border Patrol agents on horseback who confronted Haitian families last September along the riverbanks in Del Rio did not strike migrants with their reins but used “unnecessary” force and lacked proper guidance from supervisors, according to a long-anticipated internal report released Friday.

Widely-circulated images of the incident along the Rio Grande showed U.S. agents swinging reins and screaming obscenities while briefly trying to block families bringing food to a sprawling, chaotic camp where 15,000 migrants arrived requesting entry to the United States.

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