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Congressional investigations found Border Patrol agents committed misconduct on social media
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Congressional investigations found Border Patrol agents committed misconduct on social media

2 Border Patrol agents fired for misconduct. Misconduct committed on a Facebook group.

Where: United States

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On October 25th, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Representative Carolyn Maloney, released a report that found Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents committed misconduct on social media.

The report found that CBP agents posted inappropriate content, sexually violent images, racist and derogatory comments regarding migrants and Congress members on a secret group called “I’m 10-15” on Facebook.

The Committee found that most of the agents involved in the incident were issued reduced penalties. The Committee also found that 2 Border Patrol Chiefs, Carla Provost & Rodney Scott, were members of the group yet failed to report the misconduct.

According to the Committee’s investigations, during the Trump Administration, at least 60 CBP agents committed misconduct on the “I’m 10-15” group, only 2 of whom were fired.

Maloney stated, “CBP must take immediate steps to reform its disciplinary processes, strengthen social media policies and training, and address longstanding issues of poor morale within its ranks.”

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