(Headline USA) The Biden administration has completed its investigation into a number of Border Patrol agents accused of whipping Haitian migrants trying to illegally cross the southern border last year, according to the officers’ union representative.
The report from Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Personal Responsibility is nearly 500 pages long, said National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, and could be released any day now.
“No one knows what’s in the report,” he said. “I don’t know what’s in it. As of yesterday afternoon, the chief of the Border Patrol doesn’t know what’s in it.”
The agents have already been cleared of wrongdoing after pictures and video footage of the incident proved that they did not use their horses’ reins as whips, but Judd said the length of the report is still concerning.
“I’ve never seen a 500-page report where no one did anything wrong,” he explained.
However, some have predicted that the Biden administration will keep the report under lock and key to avoid criticism for their handling of the case.
“I doubt that the current administration will release this report on the horse patrol incident because it makes the administration look terrible,” a Department of Homeland Security official said back in January.
“They essentially convicted the mounted agents based upon a lie, which the investigation after 120 days would surely have revealed.”
Republican senators sent a letter to DHS earlier this month demanding that the report be released.
“We agree that the public deserves to know the results of this investigation,” the lawmakers, led by Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., wrote in a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The agents who were the subject of the investigation are still on desk duty, Judd said, and hope to be cleared soon.