Border Agent Has Immunity For Teen's Shooting: 5th Circ.

Law360, San Diego (April 24, 2015, 10:06 PM EDT) -- The full Fifth Circuit on Friday ruled that the U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican teenager standing in Mexico from across the U.S. border in Texas had qualified immunity and could not be sued by the teen's family under the Fourth or Fifth amendments.

The court partially reversed a divided panel's June 2014 in a series of cases against Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., his supervisors and the U.S. government filed by the family of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca accusing them of assault, negligence and use of excessive force.

Standing in Texas, Mesa shot the unarmed Hernandez twice...

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