EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer that worked in El Paso was indicted for allegedly using excessive force and obstructing justice.
According to the indictment, Miguel Delgado Jr. used excessive force in two separate incidents that occurred on or about June 15, 2020, and Oct. 20, 2019, while he was on duty at the Bridge of Americas Port of Entry.
Delgado Jr. reportedly assaulted two separate individuals.
Both victims suffered bodily injury as a result of Delgado’s unlawful use of force, the indictment stated.
The indictment also charged Delgado Jr. with including false statements in a report about one of the incidents.
The Defendant submitted a CBP Incident Log Report for the use of force incident involving R.E. (1) falsely claiming that he “turned [R.E.] around while sitting in the chair in order to place [R.E.] in hand restraints;” and (2) falsely claiming that R.E. “kept trying to push back and push” the Defendant “off of [R.E.’s] back.” In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1519," the indictment read.
Delgado Jr. was charged with deprivation of rights under color of law and the falsification of a document in a federal investigation.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for each of the use of force incidents and a maximum of 20 years in prison for submitting a false report about one of the incidents.
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