Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 6, 2012

QUESTION: Please provide update on the DEA agent investigation in Honduras? What is being done to assist the victims?

ANSWER: DEA’s internal investigation is ongoing and should be completed in the next few weeks and we refer you to the Department of Justice for further information. A Honduran special task force conducted an initial investigation and we understand their preliminary conclusion is that the Honduran security forces were justified in firing in self-defense. The Honduran Government referred the investigation to their Attorney General’s office. The U.S. government is working closely with the Government of Honduras and offered transportation for investigators and additional assistance.

All Honduran citizens are eligible to receive care through the Honduran public health system.

You can direct specific questions about treatment for these individuals to the government of Honduras.

PRN: 2012/896