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Border agents rarely punished

Many older abuse complaints unresolved, documents show

Posted: May 11, 2014 at 5:43 a.m.

In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man's head against a rock near Tucson, Ariz.

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