Immigration agency internal affairs boss replaced


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is replacing its internal affairs chief.

CBP says Anthony Triplett is the new acting assistant commissioner for internal affairs. Triplett is replacing James F. Tomsheck. The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that Tomsheck was replaced amid concerns about use-of-force investigations of Border Patrol agents.

The Homeland Security Department did not respond to requests for an explanation about Tomsheck's departure. Tomsheck did not immediately answer an email request The Associated Press sent to him.

Triplett worked for the Secret Service before joining CBP in 2007.

Customs and Border Protection released its use of force policy last month. Immigration advocates have raised concern about border agents' use of deadly force against people who throw rocks at them along the Mexican border.

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