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Family marks 4th anniversary of border death

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Local community leaders are joining the family of a man who died in the custody of border agents at the San Ysidro crossing to call for justice.

A vigil was held Wednesday marking the four-year anniversary of the death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas. Supporters say they want to hold the law enforcement agency to a high standard of accountability.

"So long as we have agents who are able to kill and maim without no consequence, we will continue to fill families across the US-Mexico border with grief and sorrow and with mistrust," Christian Ramirez of the Southern Border Communities Coalition said.

The Hernandez family has filed a federal lawsuit. In court papers, attorneys for the officer involved said that Hernandez resisted as officers tried to restrain him.

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