How do you charge innocent men? The Biden Administration is going to figure it out.
According to a report from Newsmax, the border agents that were falsely accused of whipping migrants crossing the Rio Grande, will now face “administrative charges” —despite being cleared of wrongdoing after a 500-page investigation.
On Sept. 19, 2021, photos taken by freelance journalist Paul Ratje of horseback agents with the CBP riding split rein were construed as whipping migrants crossing into the United States from the southern border. But during an interview with El Paso News, Ratje claimed he never saw the agents whip anyone.
“I’ve never seen them whip anyone,” Ratje told reporters. “He was swinging it, but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.”
The sources add that part, but not all, of the administrative charges, will involve “conduct unbecoming” for the agents’ alleged use of harsh language toward the migrants.