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European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
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A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
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Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead Tuesday after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
The U.S. Mexico border is a dangerous place, and because most agents work alone, they rely on their training and instinct to keep our borders safe, but a new report suggests they may need more of that training when it comes to using force.
Congress asked for this review after a man who had been shocked several times from a stun gun died at the border near San Diego last year.
According to the report from the Office of the Inspector General, agents need more training and better record keeping. But some said that's not enough.
"Not only has it gotten more dangerous for us, but it's gotten more dangerous for migrants," said Andy Adame with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. While he said the number of people illegally crossing the border is down, crime is not.
"We're seeing an uptick in the numbers of assaults, rapes, robberies, beatings, conducted on aliens by the smugglers themselves," Adame said.
But there have been incidents in which agents crossed the line and used excessive force.
That's why the office of the Inspector General began investigating, but even they weren't able to identify the exact number of excessive force allegations, because there is no such designation in the Department of Homeland Security system.
So they combed through records from 2007 to 2012 and found 2,093 involving excessive force allegations. Sixty-three percent, involved possible excessive force, 26 percent were inconclusive and the rest were unfounded.
In addition to keeping better records, the report said agents need more training because many don't understand the extent to which they may or may not use force.
"There's no mention in this report of any disciplinary action or any accountability measures or recommendations for accountability measures," said James Lyall with the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona. He said he wants an independent body to oversee the changes he believes need to be made, like more transparency.
"Increasing accountability within an agency that, at times, appears to be really out of control," Lyall said.
CBP sent us a statement saying they agree with the recommendations, and have already started reviewing how and where they train, as well as the weapons and equipment they use.
The report said CBP is planning on building a mock border fence training area to help in scenario-based training.
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Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >