The National Police Association has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to get copies of all records associated with false allegations that Border Patrol agents were "whipping" migrants trying to illegally cross into the United States from Mexico.
The lawsuit, filed on June 15 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that the federal government has failed to respond to a February request for all records related to the investigation.
Border Patrol agents have often faced baseless accusations of excessive force against migrants, but these allegations are particularly egregious because they are based on a purposefully misleading photo:
The lawsuit is a first step in trying to get answers about what really happened and who, if anyone, was responsible for making these false allegations.
Border Patrol agents deserve to be treated fairly and with respect, and this lawsuit is a step in that direction.
We hope that the federal government will finally provide the answers that Border Patrol agents and the American people deserve.
What do you think, is the Border Patrol a racist organization? Should we protect our borders against illegal immigrants? Should politicians be held responsible for falsely accusing Border Patrol agents of whipping immigrants? Let us know in the comments below.