December 6, 2013
Documentation Efforts will focus on Alleged Abuses Committed by Border Patrol, ICE, Customs, State Troopers, Police and Sheriff Departments of our Border Region
El Paso/Southern New Mexico – Dozens of trained community volunteer documenters have been taking to the streets throughout El Paso and Southern New Mexico documenting allegations of law enforcement abuse in our communities.
This Abuse Documentation Campaign asks people who allege civil and human rights violations by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to come forward.
“This is one of the best tools we have to identify patterns of abuse and to make our law enforcement institutions accountable to our communities. BNHR believes abuse documentation is a very important step towards systematic solutions to misconduct and mistreatment,” said Fernando Garcia, BNHR Executive Director.
UPDATE: BNHR will be announcing the results of this campaign on Wednesday, December 18, International Migrants Day outside the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office at 845 N Motel Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88007.
To document any abuse by any of these agencies, people are suggested to contact any of our BNHR Coordinators from our El Paso office (915) 577-0724 or in New Mexico at (575) 882-1177.