In response to criticism over the use of deadly force, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is now testing out dashboard cameras and overhauling basic training. According to the Associated Press, the response came from a series of reviews done by outside agencies as well as the department’s inspector general. At least 19 deaths have been attributed to CBP since 2010, among them a 16-year-old who was shot in the back at least seven times after a rock-throwing incident.
In a statement released this week, the ACLU says the new measures are insufficient, and made additional recommendations such as the use of cameras worn on the body. CBP says the new trainings will involve more real-life scenarios, and increased use of non-lethal weapons.