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Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 2:00 pm

PHOENIX — The federal government on Friday released the U.S. Border Patrol’s use-of-force policies while the agency’s chief issued a directive that reiterates how personnel should respond to threats amid mounting criticism of excessive force and lack of transparency.

Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher, in a memorandum to all agency personnel, reminded agents that the “level of force applied must reflect the totality of the circumstances surrounding each situation.”

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