LA Times & ProPublica: Trapped in a Deadly Chase

Number 28483
Subject Border Reporting
Year 2019
Publication Date April 4, 2019
Summary Our investigation took a close look at the dangerous toll of Border Patrol tactics used to chase and catch smuggler vehicles near the border. Our reporting found that, even as many modern police agencies move away from high-speed chases and place tighter restrictions on when their officers can pursue suspects, the Border Patrol allows its agents wide latitude to use them to catch people trying to enter the country illegally, a practice that often ends in gruesome injuries and death.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Keywords Los Angeles Times, ProPublica, police, driving, border, Border Patrol, United States, deaths, injuries, officers
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