Border Patrol agent whose ‘homicide’ Trump used to justify border wall ‘was not killed in assault’, says FBI
A border patrol agent whose dying Donald Trump has invoked to construct assist for a border wall was possible not killed in an assault, the FBI stated.
Last November two injured border patrol brokers have been discovered with traumatic head accidents in a culvert in Texas, the FBI stated. One of them, Rogelio Martinez, died of his wounds.
The President responded to information of Mr Martinez’s dying by saying he had been “killed” after which urging the development of a wall spanning the US-Mexico border, which he has solid as a mandatory safety measure.
“We will, and must, build the Wall!” Mr Trump stated.
Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, one other badly harm. We will search out and convey to justice these accountable. We will, and should, construct the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
But an replace from the FBI on its investigation sophisticated the image. El Paso Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie stated in an announcement that his workplace investigated a number of explanations, together with whether or not Mr Rogelio was “ambushed or attacked”. They have discovered no proof to assist that.
“To date none of the more than 650 interviews completed, locations searched, or evidence collected and analyzed have produced evidence that would support the existence of a scuffle, altercation, or attack,” Mr Buie stated.
Life on the US-Mexican border
Shortly after Mr Martinez’s dying, Culberson County Sheriff Oscar Carrillo solid doubt on the notion that the agent had died in an assault.
“If this was an assault, believe me, as sheriff, I’d be the first one out there emphasising safety in our community and with our deputies, pairing them up,” Mr Carrillo instructed the Dallas Morning News.
“But from what I know and see, that was not the case here.”