Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration is reportedly planning to discipline the U.S. Border Patrol agents who were accused of “whipping” illegal immigrants last year – despite an investigation clearing the agents of any criminal wrongdoing.
“The [Department of Homeland Security’s] Office of the Inspector General, they had first crack at it,” Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told The New York Post in April. “They determined there was no criminal activity that was done so they closed out their investigation.”
According to Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) still plans on punishing the agents.
“Per federal source, DHS is preparing to discipline multiple horseback Border Patrol agents who were accused of ‘whipping’ Haitian migrants in Del Rio last summer. I’m told DHS will imminently allege ‘administrative violations’, agents will be able to respond,” Melugin wrote on Twitter.
“Per federal source, this announcement is expected to come down any day now. It’s unclear what ‘administrative violations’ the BP agents will be accused of, but they are not being accused of any criminal conduct. The horseback unit involved is based out of Carrizo Springs, TX,” Melugin added. “It has been nearly 9 months since this incident took place. The agents have been taken off their normal duties and have not been allowed to have contact w/ migrants since. President Biden assured the public at the time that ‘there will be consequences’ for the agents involved.”
BREAKING: Per federal source, DHS is preparing to discipline multiple horseback Border Patrol agents who were accused of “whipping” Haitian migrants in Del Rio last summer. I’m told DHS will imminently allege “administrative violations”, agents will be able to respond @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 14, 2022