SAN DIEGO, California (April 15, 2013) – Francisco Antonio Gonzalez, 35, stated at a news conference today that he was beat up by a border patrol officer at the Tijuana/ San Diego border crossing. Gonzalez states that while he was in line inside the San Ysidro port of entry building, a Customs and Border Protection officer told him to go to another line. Gonzalez questioned the officer’s order because he thought the other line was much longer. The next thing Gonzalez remembers is the officer “grabbing” him. Gonzalez then remembers waking up inside an ambulance. Gonzalez works for a San Diego newspaper and often visits his family in Tijuana. Gonzalez suffered from a cut lip, gashes on his left eyelid and chin, and a broken thumb. Customs and Border Protection would not comment.
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