Department of Homeland Security Censors Report On Deadly Force
Stifles recommendations to prevent shootings of rock throwers along border
January 31, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security is attempting to stifle debate on its agents using deadly force against rock throwers on the border.
According to The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), a portion of a report issued by the agency’s inspector general was redacted by DHS officials.
An official said the report produced by the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based law enforcement think tank, was “redacted due to deliberative material.”
The report recommends Customs and Border Protection “train agents to de-escalate these encounters by taking cover, moving out of range and/or using less lethal weapons. Agents should not place themselves in positions where they have no alternatives to using deadly force.”