Assault charge against border patrol agent dismissed

Assault charge against border patrol agent dismissed

NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A misdemeanor assault charge against a U.S. Border Patrol agent was dismissed on Monday.

Aldo Arteaga was accused of assaulting a Mexican teenager at the Nogales station in January 2014.

The incident was captured on video surveillance and the video shows Arteaga hitting the boy and taking his cell phone.

The teen was returned to Mexico hours after the incident.

According to reports, prosecutors requested the dismissal when it looked like the teen would not be able to attend the trial.

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