Brazil’s Army Starts to Train Rio Police as Part of Intervention

The course administered to police officers is similar to that given to military personnel who participated in the Haiti Peace Mission.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Armed Forces began training Rio’s military police force this week as part of the intervention program installed by the federal government in February. The plan calls for the recycling training of about 500 police agents per month beginning with the police officers stationed in the Vila Kennedy region.

According to military officials the course to be applied to Rio’s police force is similar to that . . .

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