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US Customs sued for using excessive force

US Customs sued for using excessive force

TEXAS: US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is under fire for overstepping their bounds.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the US Customs and Border Protection claiming the agency used excessive force. The lawsuit claims a federal officer violated a pregnant woman’s civil rights by searching her and tossing her to the ground so her hard she lost her baby.

For seven years, 32-year-old Laura Mireles has passed through customs everyday on her way to work at the Brady Duty Free store on the Brownsville Veterans International Bridge, but the behaviour of US Customs officials jolted the department.