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Newly Released Border Patrol suicide stats lead to more questions than answers

Agency Angst

Newly released Border Patrol suicide stats lead to more questions than answers

by Tim Vanderpool

For months, the U.S. Border Patrol refused to release details about suicides among its agents, despite an apparent spike in such deaths, as revealed in research by The Associated Press. On Oct. 22, U.S. Customs and Border Protection—the parent agency of the Border Patrol—finally provided the Tucson Weekly with suicide statistics within the CBP, although the agency did not parse out those specific to the Border Patrol.

Yet at least one Border Patrol agent disputes even those figures.

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