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Government investigators are reviewing U.S. Border Patrol policies on the use of lethal force amid a spate of deadly shootings along the border in recent years. At least one occurred in Texas. Click below to hear more details from News 92 FM’s Ross Holland.

Since 2010, at least 18 people have been killed by Border Patrol agents, eight in instances where federal authorities said they were being attacked by rock-throwers. The review was launched after 16 members of Congress expressed concern over the 2010 death of an unarmed Mexican migrant in San Diego. It is extremely rare for U.S. border authorities to face criminal charges for deaths or injuries to migrants. In April, federal prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to pursue charges against a Border Patrol agent in the 2010 shooting death of a 15-year-old Mexican in Texas.

Mexican officials, have repeatedly decried the use of lethal force in such cases.

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