More families call for investigations into special Border Patrol units accused of cover-ups
Border Patrol agent Jeff Stephenson looks over some trails at Otay Mountain on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in San Diego, California. - Alejandro Tamayo/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

SAN DIEGO — More families whose loved ones were killed by border officials are calling for investigations into secretive Border Patrol units that have been accused of covering up what really happened in use-of-force cases. The units are known by different names in different sectors of the border — Critical Incident Team, Critical Incident Investigative Team or Evidence Collection Team among them. Advocates have unearthed documents from cases spanning years that suggest regardless of name and location, these teams have worked to cover up wrongdoing by border officials when they kill or otherwis...