Public Defender Sues Carrefour for US$38 Million Damages for Death of Black Man

On Friday, a widely circulated video showed security guards at a Carrefour Brasil store in the city of Porto Alegre brutally beating João Alberto Silveira Freitas, following an argument between him and a store employee.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A state attorney in southern Brazil is suing a unit of France’s Carrefour SA seeking R$200 million (US$37.6 million) in damages after security guards beat a Black man to death at one of its stores.

On Friday, a widely circulated video showed security guards at a Carrefour Brasil store in the city of Porto Alegre brutally beating João Alberto Silveira Freitas, following an argument between him . . .

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