Ex CBP agent pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer has pled guilty in Las Cruces federal court to obstruction of justice, the Justice Department announced this week.

Christopher Holbrook's charge comes after a falsification of a report regarding his use of force against an individual, referred to only as R.A.M., on March 23, 2015. At the time, Holbrook, 31, was working as a CBP officer in Las Cruces.

In his plea agreement, Holbrook admitted to falsifying an official document by claiming in his use-of-force report that when he detained R.A.M., they resisted and attempted to pull away. Holbrook further claimed that he used the minimal amount of force necessary to control R.A.M. but that he lost control and they both fell to the floor. 

When he pleaded guilty, Holbrook admitted that he actually intentionally swept R.A.M.'s legs out from under him and caused his head to hit the floor. Holbrook also admitted that he falsified his use-of-force report to avoid getting in trouble with CBP.

Holbrook faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date had yet to be set.

 

 

 

 

Posted in The Takedown

Tags: CBP

Print

This Week on FEDtalk

Financial Planning for Feds

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, financial planning has been on the minds of federal employees everywhere.  Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday at 11 am EST for a discussion on financial planning pre- and post-retirement. 

Read more ...

Hear it from FLEOA

FLEOA Takes Steps to Protect Members During Shutdown

On Wednesday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association sent a memo to its members detailing its response to the government shutdown.  The full text of the statement from FLEOA President Nate Catura is below:

Read more ...
FEDagent

FEDagent.com

The free weekly e-report for Federal Law Enforcement

Get in touch with us

Email FEDagent publisher

Copyright 2019 FEDagent.com
Hosted by Peak Media Company, LLC