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Border Patrol officers rarely fired for misconduct amid calls for reform

Throughout 2020, U.S. Border Patrol agents assaulted people, engaged in corrupt practices, and broke rules about the use of alcohol and drugs, such as impaired driving, according to one. new report.

In the vast majority of cases, officers were sanctioned with a written reprimand or advice, according to the report. According to the disciplinary action report released Thursday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency overseeing the border patrol, less than 2% of border patrol malpractice complaints resulted in officers being dismissed from their posts. and less than 4% the loss of their job.

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