As the Blaze recently reported, Jesus Diaz, a former U.S. border agent, is serving a two-year prison sentence after being accused of using excessive force in handcuffing a juvenile drug smuggler back in 2008. Diaz’s detention, which has come under fire from many who believe that he isn’t guilty of the violence charges waged against him, has become a hot-button issue.
This morning, Glenn Beck interviewed Diaz’s wife, Diana, on his radio show to get the entire story, and by the end he was visibly frustrated.
But before delving into the video of their exchange, let’s review some brief background information on the case.
Diaz, who is now imprisoned and separated from his wife and six children, was found guilty of inflicting pain on a known 16-year-old Mexican drug smuggler in an effort to obtain more information about where marijuana was being hidden. Authorities also claim that the former agent kicked the teen and dropped him face-first on the ground.
But these accounts and the charges associated with them have come under fire (GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has said she would work toward Diaz’s release). The Examiner has more about the confusion surrounding the case:
According to the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, the government’s case is based on false testimony that is contradicted by the facts. This includes the charge that Agent Diaz was physically abusive to the then minor “MBE” as noted by court documents and transcripts that Diaz allegedly put his knee on his back and pulled back on his handcuffs.
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