Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro police involved in 21% of recorded fatalities in 2021

Police officers are involved in 1 in every 5 records of fatalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro through July this year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One in every 5 records of fatalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro through July this year had the involvement of civil or state police officers.

Data from the State Civil Police Secretariat collected through the Access to Information Law show that of the 2,510 records that resulted in fatal victims, 532 - approximately 21% - had the involvement or authorship of civil or state police officers.

As in each occurrence more than one death can be reported, the total of 532 events that resulted in deaths caused by state agents resulted in approximately 959 victims . . .

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