Border patrol agent convicted of using excessive force

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who threw a driver to the ground at a crossing from Mexico into Southern California was convicted Wednesday, March 9, of using unreasonable force and lying on his report, authorities said.Marcos Valenzuela, 30, of El Centro, was convicted for a 2019 incident that began when a driver got out of a car in a lane at the Calexico West Port of Entry to confront a motorcyclist who had cut in front of his car, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement.Citing trial evidence, the statement said Valenzuela ordered the man to return to his car but when he finally reached Valenzuela’s booth, Valenzuela pulled the driver from the car, shoved him, wrapped an arm around his chest and neck, threw him to the ground and landed on top of him. He th
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