Border Patrol Agent Killed Woman and Her Infant Son, Police Say

Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles

Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles

Border Patrol officials confirmed the arrest Wednesday but would not confirm the agent's name or details about his employment.

The clip shows two U.S. Border Patrol agents accompanying a handcuffed man, who was barefoot and appeared to have an injured leg, to the border so he could go "back to his country" - but they were stopped by Mexican border agents who insisted the man would have to be processed through the Mexican consulate on the U.S. side before he could be repatriated.

"What I'm doing is, I'm doing him a favor", one of the agents can be heard saying during the video.

In a statement to NBC News, a Border Patrol official said the conduct displayed by agents in the video was not "consistent" with the agency's values.

CBP has characterized the incident in the video as an "isolated" case, but a recent survey by the American Immigration Council suggested otherwise. "You don't even know if he's Mexican or not".

United States agent: He looks like it.

The horrific interaction, which occurred in Calexico, California, urged Mexican officials to report the incident to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Meanwhile, the New York Post reports the man attempted to re-enter the US on April 19, 2017, when he was taken to the Mexican consulate.

Mexican citizens found trying to illegally cross the U.S.

In the video, the U.S, border agents eventually allowed the man to stay on the American side of the border, where they lost track of him for almost a month, until he was finally taken to be processed at the Mexican consulate.

Also speaking at the press conference, acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason Owens of the Border Patrol's Laredo sector said that the agency is taking the allegation "very seriously" and is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Officers returned to the complex at least one other time last week to search for the person and returned a third time on Sunday morning, when they found Herrera asleep in the truck, police said. A Customs and Border Protection vehicle is pictured at the US-Mexico border fence near downtown El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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