L.A. Times 1-col. lead, "Border Patrol curbs use of force: Policy changes bar agents from firing on fleeing vehicles and discourage shooting at most rock throwers," by Brian Bennett in D.C .: "The U.S. Border Patrol has restricted border agents’ authority to shoot at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks, changing a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010. In a memo released Friday, Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher directed border agents not to step in front of moving vehicles, nor to use their bodies to block them, in order to open fire at drivers. He also barred shooting at vehicles whose occupants are fleeing from agents. … The new rules would bring the Border Patrol’s practices closer to those used routinely by the nation’s major urban police departments. They are a response … to widespread complaints from immigrant advocates that border agents have shot and killed people in some cases when deadly force was not necessary …

"Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson had ordered the Border Patrol to reconsider the policy when The Times revealed that the Police Executive Research Forum, a nonprofit research and policy organization, concluded that some agents had intentionally stood in front of fleeing vehicles apparently to justify opening fire, and had fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border." goo.gl/Zz7PQ9

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