Border Patrol agent pleads guilty to hitting migrant in face
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Border Patrol agent in California has pleaded guilty to hitting a migrant in the face and has agreed to resign.
The San Diego Union-Tribune says Jason McGilvray entered the plea Thursday in San Diego federal court to a misdemeanor charge of deprivation of rights under the color of law.
He was sentenced to a year of probation.
McGilvray, who worked in Calexico, said in a plea agreement that in February he detained a migrant who had tried to illegally enter the U.S. by jumping a border fence.
The agreement says McGilvray struck the migrant in the face after he was in custody.
McGilvray agreed to resign his job. He joined the Border Patrol in 2006.