The Criminal Police Officer Who Took the Secrets of Rio’s Underworld to His Grave

Adriano da Nóbrega was an exceptional policeman and then an exceptional criminal. An instructor of the corporation that starred in 'Elite Squad', he turned into a criminal after his release from prison.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2005, the jail for state police officers in Rio de Janeiro was awarded the highest decoration in the state. However, the honoree was not a prison guard, but rather an inmate.

An officer charged with murder was awarded the Tiradentes medal - a commendation for providing outstanding services to the state proposed by a twenty-something Carioca deputy, Flávio Bolsonaro. His father, Jair Bolsonaro, then an irrelevant federal deputy who would become the President of Brazil, attended the trial of the decorated prisoner and even dedicated a speech to him in the plenary of the . . .

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