DHS watchdog declined to probe ‘whipping’ claims against border agents

DHS watchdog declined to probe ‘whipping’ claims against border agents


The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) declined to investigate allegations that border agents used whips against Haitian migrants earlier this year — punting the investigation to Customs and Border Protection months after the Biden administration vowed a probe would only take “days.”

DHS revealed Tuesday that CBP originally referred the matter to the department’s watchdog, which decided not to pursue it. Instead, the OIG referred the issue to CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which immediately “commenced investigative work.” The investigation appears to be ongoing. 

It is unclear when the DHS watchdog declined to investigate the claims. The department did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for clarification.

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