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Border Patrol / Teen's Death Investigation #1113900

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 28, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) AN ABC News investigation introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) The investigation into the {2013} death of a 16-year-old Mexican high school student, Cruz Velasquez†, caught by US Customs & Border Patrol officers smuggling drugs from Mexico examined; video of the teen being made to drink the liquid drugs, which killed him, shown. [President TRUMP - tells police not to be too nice.] [Former Customs & Border Protection internal affairs head James TOMSHECK†- outlines how the teen should have been handled.] [Velasquez family attorney Eugene IREDALE†- explains what the agents made him do with the bottles of liquid.] [Phoenix House chief clinical officer Dr. Ben NORDSTROM†- explains what happened.] [Two AGENTS - say he volunteered to drink it.]

(Studio: David Muir) Further coverage of this story on "20/20" noted.

Muir, David;
Ross, Brian

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