A Border Patrol mobile surveillance tower near Nogales, Ariz. (CBP photo)

Nogales Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty to Intentionally Striking Migrant with Truck

A Border Patrol agent in Nogales who called the people he apprehends “subhuman” pleaded guilty to striking a man with his agency truck while making an arrest.

Matthew Bowen admitted to intentionally striking a Guatemalan man with an unreasonable amount of force while arresting him for crossing the border illegally Dec. 3, 2017, in Nogales, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson.

Bowen, 39, faces up to one year in prison after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating the civil rights of the man under color of law, according to an Aug. 8 plea agreement made public Monday

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