Prosecutor: Agent Called Migrants ‘Savages’ Before Hitting 1

Court documents say Agent Matthew Bowen sent the text messages weeks before he's accused of intentionally striking a fleeing Guatemalan man with a truck.

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PHOENIX (AP) — A Border Patrol agent in Arizona sent texts calling immigrants “savages” and “subhuman” the month before using his patrol vehicle to knock over a Guatemalan man who was trying to flee, prosecutors say. Court documents filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Tucson say Agent Matthew Bowen sent the text messages in November 2017, weeks before he’s accused of intentionally striking the man with a truck. The man was hospitalized…

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