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The report outlined an alarming number of shootings where officers shoot into suspects vehicles or at people tossing rocks when it is not necessary. As always this is a stark reminder to be very careful around these Department of Homeland Security officers, who have been admonished in an official agency report for being trigger happy. The report states "The cases suggest that some of the shots at suspect vehicles are taken out of frustration when agents who are on foot have no other way of detaining suspects who are fleeing in a vehicle. Most reviewed cases involved non-violent suspects who posed no threat other than a moving vehicle.
Further down into the report when addressing the issue of rock thowing, the report states "As with vehicle shootings, some cases suggest that frustration is a factor motivating agents to shoot at rock throwers."
The report continued "CBP is also implementing a unified, formal review process for use of force incidents. This process will create a unified approach to effectively respond to and investigate use of force incidents in a timely manner. Additionally, as part of the process, an interagency board will review use of force incidents to determine compliance with policy and best law enforcement practices for training, tactics and equipment. CBP also formed an Integrity Advisory Panel to provide CBP with best practices and recommendations from federal, state and local law enforcement integrity thought leaders. Finally, CBP is implementing a feasibility study on the use of body-worn cameras in each of CBP’s operational environments along the U.S. border, at and between ports of entry, in the air and at sea.
The report 'Recommendation' stated Consideration should be given to adding at the beginning of the foreword a statement similar to the following: "A respect for human life shall guide all members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the use of force. CBP officers/agents shall use only the force that is objectively reasonable to effectively bring an incident under control, while protecting the life of the officer/agent or others. Excessive force is strictly prohibited..."
The report also recommenred revisions to the Electronic Control Weapon Guidelines (ECW) policy and the 'PEPPERBALL LAUCHING SYSTEM' (PLS) policy. They noted that 1,400 rounds of ammunition should be kept in inventory for each armed employee.
Here are excerpts:
In most of these cases, the agents have stated that they were shooting at the driver of a vehicle that was coming at them and posing an imminent threat to their life. In some cases, passengers were struck by agents’ gunfire. Little focus has been placed on defensive tactics that could have been used by shooting agents such as getting out of the way. It should be recognized that a ½ ounce (200 grain) bullet is unlikely to stop a 4,000 pound moving vehicle, and if the driver of the approaching vehicle is disabled by a bullet, the vehicle will become a totally unguided threat. Obviously, shooting at a moving vehicle can pose a risk to bystanders including other agents. The cases suggest that some of the shots at suspect vehicles are taken out of frustration when agents who are on foot have no other way of detaining suspects who are fleeing in a vehicle. Most reviewed cases involved non-violent suspects who posed no threat other than a moving vehicle.
There is little doubt that the safest course for an agent faced with an oncoming vehicle is to get out of the way of the vehicle. CBP policy should be “Agents shall not discharge their firearms at or from a moving vehicle unless deadly physical force is being used against the police officer or another person present, by means other than a moving vehicle.”
Chapter 4: Use of Force, Section C., Subsection 7
Officers/agents should avoid standing directly in front of, behind, or beside a suspect vehicle and should not intentionally use their body to block the suspect vehicle. The likelihood of injury to the officer/agent substantially increases when using these dangerous and rarely effective tactics. Officers/agents should strive to move out of the way rather than into the path of vehicles.
CBP recognizes that the mobility of vehicles present heightened risks for officers/agents and discourages officers from reaching into vehicles. This tactic is extremely dangerous and rarely effective.
Shooting At Suspects Throwing Rocks at Agents on Land
It is clear that agents are unnecessarily putting themselves in positions that expose them to higher risk. While rock throwing can result in injuries or death, there must be clear justification to warrant the use of deadly force. CBP needs to train agents to de-escalate these encounters by taking cover, moving out of range and/or using less lethal weapons. Agents should not place themselves into positions where they have no alternative to using deadly force.
Use of Force Policy Review
Thrown or hurled missiles aimed at officers/agents may represent a threat of imminent danger of death or serious physical injury. When sufficient time exists officers/agents should seek cover and/or move out of range. Such action may be especially viable when the attack is coming from the other side of the border. Officers/agents are prohibited from using deadly force against subjects throwing objects not capable of causing serious physical injury or death to them.
a. In any use of force incident where there is a death or serious injury as a result of actions taken by a CBP Officer, Agent or employee, the RO shall ensure that the incident has been reported to the law enforcement authorities having jurisdiction over the investigation.
Recommendation: Customs and Border Protection has no criminal investigative arm. Hence it is dependent on local law enforcement agencies when they have primary jurisdiction, or elements of DOJ or DHS/CBP if DOJ or DHS/CBP has primary jurisdiction, to conduct criminal investigations.
Recommendation: Consideration should be given to requiring all firearms instructors to complete an annual training update. Such updates could be delivered electronically and could cover changes in firearms technology, ammunition and tactics.
4510-029 PEPPERBALL LAUCHING SYSTEM (PLS) POLICY
Section 5.6 Intermediate Force
...should be as follows: “ECWs should be used only against subjects who are exhibiting active resistance in a manner that, in the agent’s judgment, is likely to result in injuries to themselves or others. ECWs should not be used against a passive subject.”
The following replacement language is adapted from the guidelines for “Using the ECW” found in “2011 Electronic Control Weapon Guidelines” published by the Police Executive Research Forum and the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services, page 20, number 21. The current language should be replaced by the following guideline: “Personnel should use an ECW for one standard cycle (five seconds) and then evaluate the situation to determine if subsequent cycles are necessary. Each ECW cycle must be reasonable and necessary to overcome non-compliance by an actively resistant subject and to accomplish the officer/agent’s legitimate law enforcement duties. Personnel should consider that exposure to the ECW for longer than 15 seconds (whether due to multiple applications or continuous cycling) may increase the risk of death or serious injury. Any subsequent applications should be independently justifiable, and the risks should be weighed against other force options.”
This change will bring the CBP guideline to the level of best practice and provide additional cautionary information. Recommendation: the following subsection should be added. It is absent from the directive. “Personnel should not intentionally activate more than one ECW at a time against a subject.”
E. Ammunition Inventory
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