A death at the border

Martinez, Mariana
June 2010
La Prensa San Diego;6/4/2010, Vol. 34 Issue 22, p1
The article reports on the death of Mexican immigrant Anastasio Hernández Rojas at the U.S.-Mexico border. A witness recounted the events that led to Rojas's demise which involved six immigrant officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Border Patrol who beat and tasered Rojas. The case is under investigation by the San Diego Police Department in California. CBP spokesperson Jackeline Dizdul stated the defense of the officers that Rojas had turned violent.


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