Border Patrol pursuits

About the series

More than a year after a teenaged U.S. citizen died in a car chase with Border Patrol, the agency has released few answers about its role in the high speed pursuit. The teen’s death is just one among a growing number of those who have perished in chases with agents of the largest law enforcement agency in the country. 

More than two-thirds of the U.S. population lives in an area enforced by Border Patrol. Their silence on this chase and others raises serious questions about how and when agents use their powers and what the public loses in the process.

inewsource spent months reporting this project, filing requests for internal documents, talking with experts and interviewing family members.

Sofía Mejías-Pascoe

Investigative Reporter – Border and Immigration

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