February 28, 2021

“Last week, a young Guatemalan woman who crossed the border through the desert was approached by
Border Patrol agents traveling on four wheelers. When she tried to run, one agent hit her with his four
wheeler. The impact threw her into a cluster of thorny bushes. When she arrived at KBI, she was in a great
deal of pain. Her legs were throbbing, and she had thorns embedded in the skin on her legs and back.”

Source: Kino Border Initiative, “March 4 Update From KBI”, March 2021.

Sector(s): Tucson

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Denial of Medical Care, Use of Force

Accountability Status: No steps taken