a step.- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Texas in El Paso returned a three-count indictment unsealed Monday of imprisoning a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer on grounds of law and falsifying a document in a federal investigation.
According to the indictment, Miguel Delgado Jr. used excessive force in two separate incidents that occurred around June 15, 2020, and October 20, 2019, while on duty at the Port of Entry on the Bridge of the Americas, known as “Free.”
As alleged in the indictment, both victims suffered physical injuries as a result of Delgado’s unlawful use of force. The indictment also accuses Delgado of including false statements in an incident report.
If convicted, Delgado 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 making a false report about an incident.
Assistant Attorney General Christine Clark of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas Jaime Esparza, Special Agent in Charge Jaime Ordonez of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security and Special Agent in Charge Gilberto Caron Jr. This was announced by the US Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
The prosecutors in the case are Assistant United States Attorney Patricia Aguayo for the Western District of Texas and Attorney Olimpia Michele of the Criminal Division of the Civil Rights Division.
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