A drug smuggler caught by a Border Patrol agent had a complaint filed on his behalf by the Mexican consul in Eagle Pass, Texas. It seems Agent Jesus Diaz Jr. raised the handcuffed wrists of a resisting smuggler above his head. The horror! The Washington Times has the story:
Diaz was sentenced last month to two years for violating the constitutional rights of a 15-year-old suspected drug smuggler. He was accused of lifting the teenager’s handcuffed hands above his head while placing his knee in his back. The prosecution was sought by the Mexican government.
During trial, defense attorneys argued there were no injuries or bruises on the teenager’s arms where the handcuffs had been placed nor any bruising resulting from a knee on his back. Evidence presented at trial showed only marks from the straps of his backpack, which authorities said contained the drugs.
Border Patrol agents found more than 150 pounds of marijuana at the arrest site.
Let’s see now, an investigation by the Department of Homeland Defense found no wrongdoing, but the Mexican Government wasn’t satisfied. So internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a conflicting report that led to Diaz being jailed.
The Obama administration said recently that the southern border is safer than ever. Safe for whom?