Brazil Police Arrest Supervisor in Deadly Carrefour Beating

Supervisor Adriana Alves Dutra had the authority to stop the guards from beating 40-year-old Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas on November 19, said homicide investigator Vanessa Pitrez with the Civilian Police.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Brazilian police on Tuesday, November 24th, arrested the supervisor of a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre where security guards beat a black man to death, and accused her of collaborating with the killers.

Supervisor Adriana Alves Dutra had the authority to stop the guards from beating 40-year-old Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas on November 19, said homicide investigator Vanessa Pitrez with the Civilian Police.

"She had authority over the two guards," and because of that "the law sees her as a homicide co-conspirator," Pitrez said at a press conference, as cited by the . . .

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