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Family of Guatemalan Woman Shot Dead by Border Patrol Sues


(LAREDO, Texas) — The household of a 20-year-old Guatemalan girl shot lifeless in 2018 by a U.S. Border Patrol agent filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday in opposition to the agent and the U.S. authorities.

The household of Claudia Gómez González is suing in federal court docket in Laredo, Texas for unspecified precise and punitive damages.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas filed the lawsuit one 12 months after submitting a $100 million federal declare on the household’s behalf. The declare was filed one 12 months after the Might 23, 2018, capturing.

Gómez González crossed the Texas-Mexico border with a number of different migrants when border brokers confronted them in a vacant lot close to Laredo. One agent shot Gómez González within the head, and she or he took moments to die, in response to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit solely refers to one of many 21 defendant brokers by identify, referring to the others as “Does 1-20.” The lawsuit alleges that one of many brokers, or a mixture of them, have been chargeable for the lady’s dying and that she was the sufferer of extreme violence and a civil rights violation.

An e-mail to the named agent in search of remark was not answered instantly.

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