Was the prosecution for the act of shooting that mofo, or the act of trying to cover it up?
Either way, kudos to my President for doing the right thing..... again.
Here you go:
Directly from the US Attorney that prosecuted them.
“In this case, the evidence showed that around 1:00 p.m. MT Aldrete, the Mexican alien,
initially ran from the agents, but attempted to surrender with his empty hands raised over his
head after Agent Compean pointed his shotgun at him. When Agent Compean tried to push
Aldrete to the ground with the butt of his shotgun, Agent Compean tripped and fell. Aldrete then
took off running again toward the Rio Grande River and Mexico. Compean chased Aldrete,
firing at him with his pistol 14 times, pausing once to reload and then shoot some more. Agent
Ramos shot once and struck Aldrete in the buttocks. Neither agent made any further effort to
apprehend him. After the shooting, they lied to their supervisors about the shooting, picked up
and threw away the fired shell casings and filed a false investigative report leaving out any
mention of the confrontation with Aldrete.”
As in any police force there are specific policies to follow in the event of a firearm being discharged. In this case they were supposed to have had at a minimum a commanding officer or sergeant visit the scene before doing anything else.