April 5, 2021

“A Guatemalan man entered the United States in a group of three and  was met by five Border Patrol agents. The agent had dogs and the man was afraid of  dogs, so he ran and hid so that the dogs would not bite him. Then the agent  forcefully grabbed him by the back of the neck and handcuffed him to other  detained migrants. The agents were screaming in English, but the Guatemalan man  did not understand English. The man complained that the handcuffs were too tight, but the agents did not respond. The agent’s dog ran between the three immigrants, causing one to fall first and take the others down with him. The Guatemalan man  who made this complaint fell on his wrist and his handcuffs got tighter. He asked  again that they loosen the handcuffs but there was no response. His right wrist was  bruised for days after he was expelled.”

Source: Kino Border Initiative (KBI) and NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Due Process Denied, August 2021.

Sector(s): Tucson


Event Type(s): Use of Force

Accountability Status: No steps taken