Wiretaps Disclose BOPE Policeman Negotiating Major’s Death With Known Criminal

A state policeman from the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) suggested to the drug lord of the Complexo da Serrinha, in Madureira, that he kill a major who was fighting crime in the favela.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Messages intercepted by the Federal Police with court approval between 2014 and 2015 showed that a State Police (PM) officer tried to convince Walace de Brito Trindade, aka Lacoste - an escaped criminal with arrest warrants for robbery, trafficking, and homicide - to stage a robbery, for the purpose of executing a State Police Major who was at the time leading a police operation at the Serrinha . . .

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