Saturday, May 11, 2013

Luis Fonseca acquitted: Moment that led to U.S. border agent being accused of strangling Mexican immigrant captured on newly released video

Video from the night a U.S. Border Patrol agent was accused then acquitted of strangling an immigrant has been released, revealing the officer kicked and reached at the detained man who subsequently fell to the ground, shaking.

Last month, a jury let Luis Fonseca walk out of court a free man, having cleared him on charges he inappropriately choked, kicked, and called a captive immigrant who’d just illegally crossed the U.S. border a ‘f*****g Mexican.’

The video was not released at the time of the April 2013 trial. However, a group of local news organizations and the Associated Press petitioned a judge to have the footage released.