Border Security Expo ongoing with discussion of transparency and exhibits of high-tech wares


PHOENIX –  A border security convention opened in Phoenix with speeches from top government officials and exhibits of high-tech wares including drones, bulletproof vehicles, shock-proof clothing and mobile surveillance systems.

The eighth annual Border Security Expo will feature a keynote address Wednesday from U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, whose agency has been loudly criticized for its use-of-force policies and a lack of transparency.

Along with panel discussions about port of entry operations and sharing intelligence, the expo features exhibitors displaying technology that they hope to sell to law enforcement agencies as they beef up border security.