Transcript for Reaction to shocking video of a death at the US-Mexican border
Reactions are pouring in this morning to the shocking video obtained exclusively the ABC news that shows two officers at the border. Allowing a sixteen year old Mexican teen to drink from a bottle which turned out to contain highly concentrated form of methamphetamine which killed him. The official report initially called it an accident and described only one voluntary drink ABC's chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross has more. The two officers encouraged or at least permit the young man to drink it cruise no points. At the bottle. And she's saying okay. Trinket and she makes suggested that we associate with to drink they know what's the Mayo agent he says drink and otherwise you see them exchanging. Glances and smiles then it happens again to more sips a total of four swallows and all of the highly toxic solution. Something the officers will later say under all the teenager volunteered to do with no prompting from them. And before they had any suspicions about what was in the bottles despite what the video appears to show the officials have Customs and Border Protection. Apparently believed the claims of the two officers instead. Officer Perry. Was any discipline ever imposed upon you formed the events that occurred on the eighteenth of November when testing. No sir. Even as a result of the death of Cruz burlesque SS event or no discipline was ever imposed and you wasn't. Not even a reprimand. And and. Not even from behind and never gotten America when the two offices remain on duty to this day. Aaron thanks to Brian Ross but it reported this morning there are strong reaction as well as outraged the ranking member of the immigration subcommittee saying quote this teenage boy. Did not desire a death sentence. Congressman Adrian auto espy Ott says the incident shows that US customs officers should be required to Wear body campers is critical. That we hold officers accountable this incident happened back in between that.
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