Law Enforcement Expert Witness Opines On Illegal Entrant Death

Gustov ‘Bud’ Clark, prosecution expert witness in the death of Francisco Javier Dominguez, testified on how Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett could have shot and killed the 22-year-old Mexican national. The law enforcement expert witness told jurors in federal court Friday about ‘sympathetic squeeze.’ The Arizona Department of Public Safety expert said it means if a gun is held in one hand, and the other grabs something, you’ll likely pull the trigger, as a reflex. Clark told jurors that in video training sessions with Border Patrol agents, when a scenario is presented where a suspected illegal entrant is holding a rock, the agents are trained to back up but nothing in the surveillance video indicates that Corbett backed away from Dominguez.