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Wrongful death claim in SD Border Patrol shooting – Las Vegas Sun

The Associated Press
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 | 3:36 a.m.
The family of a woman who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent near San Diego has filed a wrongful death claim, saying the agent had a history of misconduct in his previous job.
An attorney for the family of Valeria Alvarado’s filed the claim with the Border Patrol on Friday and gave The Associated Press a copy.
The claim, required before a lawsuit, says 34-year-old agent Justin Tackett was suspended four times for misconduct in about four years as a Imperial County deputy, and quit in 2003 before he could be fired.
The Border Patrol declined comment, and Tackett could not immediately be reached.
Authorities say Alvarado deliberately ran into Tackett with her car on Sept. 28, and he shot her fearing for his life.

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Wrongful death claim in US Border Patrol shooting – Police News

Associated PressCHULA VISTA, Calif. — The family of a 32-year-old mother of five shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent as he rode on her car’s hood in suburban San Diego has filed a wrongful death claim against the agency, saying the agent had a long history of misconduct in a previous law enforcement job and should not have been on the street.
Attorney Eugene Iredale filed the claim Friday with the Border Patrol on behalf of Valeria “Munique” Tachiquin Alvarado and provided a copy to The Associated Press.
The documents, a required precursor for a lawsuit, say the agent, 34-year-old Justin Tackett, was suspended four times for misconduct including crashing a patrol car and violating suspects’ rights in the nearly four years that he worked as an Imperial County sheriff’s deputy. Tackett had been given a notice that he’d be fired just before he quit the job in 2003, the documents say.

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In one 2002 probation case, according to the claim, Tackett “willfully disobeyed a direct order” and “provided false and misleading information during the investigation.”
In a different incident in 2001, Tackett was called to assist police in Brawley with an incident and told to wait for them at the scene but instead rousted the suspect himself, engaged him in an altercation and cuffed him without a warrant.
The Border Patrol, which has not released Tackett’s name or answered questions about him, declined comment, and a phone listing for Tackett or an attorney representing him could not be found.
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