Judge to consider whether to release agent's name

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A federal judge in Tucson will consider whether to disclose the name of a Border Patrol agent being sued in the fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager in Nogales, Sonora, during a 2012 rock-throwing incident.
 
District Judge Raner C. Collins on Thursday will hear arguments on whether the agent's name should remain confidential as the agent's lawyer has asked.
 
The youth's family has sued the agent and opposes the confidentiality request. Meanwhile, a newspaper is asking that the agent's name and other information be released.
 
The family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez has been provided the name under the condition that it be kept confidential.
 
The Border Patrol has said the boy was throwing rocks at agents across the border. His family contends he was just walking home.

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