Rio Prosecutor’s Office, pressured by public opinion, creates task force on Jacarezinho massacre

The group will investigate reports of police executions and abuse, the death of officer André Frias and the attempted murder of five other officers, two attempted murders of subway passengers, and any irregularities in the removal of bodies.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Jacarezinho massacre, which claimed the lives of 28 people last Thursday in Rio de Janeiro's North Zone, continues to cause political and judicial repercussions.

Under pressure from public opinion and human rights organizations, the Rio de Janeiro Prosecutor's Office (MP), which is constitutionally responsible for the external control of police operations, announced the creation of a task force to investigate the massacre.

The group is to investigate allegations of . . .

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