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Deputy Used Stun Gun On Student With Disability, Mom Arrested After Infant's Skull Fracture

Jun 1, 2019

Video: Deputy Used Stun Gun On Student With Disability - The Associated Press A northern New Mexico sheriff's deputy is facing criticism after a video showed him using a stun gun on a high school student with a disability. This story corrects a previous version to say the student used the slur not the deputy. 

The May 10 episode at Española Valley High School has attracted the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and state Attorney General Hector Balderas.According to a lapel video, Rio Arriba County sheriff's deputy Jeremy Barnes used a stun gun a 15-year-old boy after he refused to follow orders and called the deputy a homophobic slur. The story on the video was first reported by the Rio Grande Sun.Officials say the boy had been detained on suspicion of taking part in a drug deal.Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office spokesman Randy Sanches said the office has launched an internal investigation. Correction: This story has been corrected to say that it was the student who used the slur not the deputy. New Mexico Mom Arrested After Infant Suffers Skull FractureAssociated Press

A New Mexico woman is facing charges after police say her 4-week-old infant suffered skull and rib fractures.

Las Cruces police say Elvia Hilaria Dorado was arrested Thursday following an investigation into the boy's injuries.

According to police, the 27-year-old Dorado and her boyfriend took their son to a Las Cruces hospital Sunday after claiming the young boy fell from a bed. Doctors discovered the infant had a fracture to the left side of his skull and was transferred to El Paso Children's Hospital for more advanced care.

Dorado told investigators her son fell from the bed and landed on a pile of clothes and a heating pad.

She was charged with child abuse and ordered held without bail.

It was not known if Dorado had an attorney.

Group Of 116 Africans Arrested At BorderAssociated Press

Border officials in Texas say a group of 116 Africans was arrested Thursday after wading through the Rio Grande to enter the United States.

The migrants were from Angola, Cameroon and other African nations and include families with children and young people who were not with relatives.

This was the first large group that agents in the Del Rio sector have arrested, although big groups have been showing up every day in other areas of the southern border. Agents have encountered 182 large groups, or those with more than 100 people, since October.

It's unclear if the migrants in Texas were seeking asylum, and the agency is still processing them.

U.S. authorities are overstretched and overwhelmed by an unprecedented surge of Central American families arriving at the southern border.

It is against that backdrop that President Donald Trump threatened this week to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico unless it cracks down on the flow of migrants.

On Wednesday, for example, Border Patrol agents near downtown El Paso, Texas, encountered a group of 1,036 migrants who had entered the country illegally — the biggest cluster the agency has ever seen.

At one point in May, a government holding cell designed for 35 migrants was crammed with 155.

And six children have died in U.S. custody since September, three in the past month.

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