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April 23rd, 2012
11:28 AM ET

New video shows man tased five times by Border Patrol before he dies – Investigative journalist John Carlos Frey and witness explain

A disturbing new video has been uncovered that allegedly shows an illegal immigrant getting beaten and tasered by U.S. Border Patrol agents. That man, Anastacio Hernandez-Rojas died soon after.

The story was uncovered through a joint investigation by the PBS show "Need to Know" and the investigative fund of the Nation Institute.

The coroner said there were traces of methamphetamine Hernandez-Rojas's system and he died of a heart attack. They say it's unclear what brought that on. The U.S. Attorney and the Customs and Border Protection Offices – have no comment.

This morning on "Starting Point," Soledad talks with Ashley Young, the woman who shot the video of the incident, and investigative journalist John Carlos Frey who has been following this case since the beginning.


Filed under: Immigration • Justice
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  1. Evil has many names

    The cops had meth in their systems! Whoa!

    April 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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