Woman Killed By Border Patrol Agent Fled, Police Say

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Valeria Munique Alvarado

A woman who was fatally shot by a Border Patrol agent last week left an apartment after authorities came to arrest someone else, and she struck the agent with the car at least twice as she fled, police said in their first detailed account of the killing.

The Tuesday account came a day after the father of 32-year-old Valeria Munique Alvarado tearfully demanded answers and mourners held a candlelight vigil in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista. It was the first time that authorities explained how the victim was linked to the agent.

Plainclothes Border Patrol agents identified themselves as law enforcement officials when they arrived at the apartment Friday to look for a felon who was previously deported from the United States, police said. The apartment had been the subject of complaints about drug activity.

Police say Alvarado struck the agent at least once with her car. The agent then told her she was under arrest for vehicular assault and another agent reached through her window to try to remove the keys. She struck the agent again and drove more than 200 yards with him on the hood. According to witnesses, the car reached speeds of about 25 mph and crossed the median.

The agent fired multiple rounds through the windshield, police said.

Family members say the mother of five children, ages 3 to 17, lived in San Diego and was visiting a friend on Friday. She is a U.S. citizen whose father has been a California correctional officer for 20 years and whose brother has been in the Army reserves for 10 years and was preparing for an overseas deployment.

Chula Vista police and the Border Patrol offered scant information about the shooting before Tuesday's statement, prompting complaints from the family that they were being left in the dark.

"They have been very uncompassionate with us. We don't know anything up to this point. We don't know who leads the investigation," Valentin Tachiquin, her father, said at a news conference Monday.

Activists say witnesses have told them that the plainclothes agent was walking toward the woman's car, while the vehicle was slowly in reverse.

Pedro Rios, director of the American Friends Service Committee's U.S-Mexico border program, said it was premature to jump to conclusions after the account that police offered Tuesday, noting that authorities said the investigation was in its early stages.
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"They have been very uncompassionate with us. We don't know anything up to this point. We don't know who leads the investigation," Valentin Tachiquin, her father
Don't try and kill the agents and they won't be forced to defend themselves.
 

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32 years old, with a 17 year old kid.

I guess technically I could have adult children at age 35.
 
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And it begins...

Valeria 'Munique' Tachiquin Alvarado's Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Shooting By Border Patrol


CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- The family of a 32-year-old mother of five shot and killed by a 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.

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 a 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 listings for Tackett or an attorney representing him could not be found.

But in a wrongful termination suit he filed in 2004, he claimed he was the victim of retaliation for pursuing cases against supervisors' friends and of racial discrimination because he was white.

On Sept. 28, authorities say Alvarado left an apartment in Chula Vista where border agents were serving a warrant against someone else, and say she deliberately ran into Tackett, who shot her out of fear for his life after being forced to ride on the hood for several hundred yards as he asked her to stop.

Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, the agents' union, said he was confident Tackett did the right thing in the incident.

"If the agent says his life was threatened and he needed to use deadly force, we're going to back him and accept his statement at face value," Moran told U-T San Diego, which first reported the Alvarado family claim.

The FBI and Chula Vista police are investigating the incident.
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32 years old, with a 17 year old kid.

I guess technically I could have adult children at age 35.
And that's just the oldest of five, but I'm sure that both her and her husband were making at least six figures to take care of all of them.
 

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Hmmm, complaints of drug activity and harboring a felon that had been previously deported. Fuck her and her family.
 

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Hmmm, complaints of drug activity and harboring a felon that had been previously deported. Fuck her and her family.

Yep, behave and the awful policeman won't correct you
 
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Whoopsie someone had some meth in their system...

SAN DIEGO -- A Border Patrol agent in Southern California who shot and killed a mother of five after she hit him with her vehicle fired his gun 10 times from the hood of her car as he tried to get the woman to stop, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.

Valeria "Munique" Tachiquin Alvarado, 32, suffered 14 gunshot wounds to her upper body, the San Diego County Medical Examiner said. Some bullets may have caused more than one wound.

The autopsy determined the Sept. 28 death was a homicide and lists multiple gunshot wounds as the cause.

Alvarado fled a friend's apartment in Chula Vista when agents came with an arrest warrant for someone else, according to the autopsy, mirroring previous statements from police. Police say her car struck an agent and she drove with him on the hood for about 200 yards.

The agent held on to the Alvarado's 1994 Honda Accord after breaking the windshield, firing his pistol until she stopped, the autopsy says.

Alvarado's blood tested positive for methamphetamine at 0.1 milligram per liter.

Alvarado's family has filed a wrongful death claim against the Border Patrol, saying the agent who fired had a long history of misconduct in a previous law enforcement job and should not have been on the street. Documents released by family attorney Eugene Iredale 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.

A Border Patrol official said on the day of the shooting that the agent feared for his life. The National Border Patrol Council, the union representing agents, has said it is confident he acted properly.

The Border Patrol has been involved in a series of deadly shootings along the U.S. border with Mexico, and the Homeland Security Department's inspector general is reviewing the agency's policies on use of lethal force. The ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights says agents have killed at least 18 people since 2010.
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It'd be like throwing a crowbar down a hallway.
Are you saying Mother Shucker has a crooked dick?
And that's just the oldest of five, but I'm sure that both her and her husband were making at least six figures to take care of all of them.
I'll bet they were. Dealing drugs.
 

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Are you saying Mother Shucker has a crooked dick?

I'll bet they were. Dealing drugs.
Well all males are when erect depending on what side your dominant hand is on. Lefties it usually goes left, Righties, usually right. The only ones who don't have smaller than average penises.
 

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Well all males are when erect depending on what side your dominant hand is on. Lefties it usually goes left, Righties, usually right. The only ones who don't have smaller than average penises.
Did you do an extensive study to reach that conclusion? :action-sm
 

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But in a wrongful termination suit he filed in 2004, he claimed he was the victim of retaliation for pursuing cases against supervisors' friends and of racial discrimination because he was white.
TWB. :cool:


 
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The Agent in question sounds like the main character from an 80's action flick.
Alvarado's blood tested positive for methamphetamine at 0.1 milligram per liter - Is that a lot btw?
 

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I thought magazines that hold more than ten rounds were illegal in California. Of course that's only for the sheeple, the State can have what ever they want.
He was a fed. They can do what they want.