Rio’s Police Continue with Armed Forces Support, Despite Criticism

A recent survey revealed that between 2010 and 2015, twenty military police officers alone were responsible for at least ten percent of all violent deaths in the state.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite claims from NGOs and international entities of increasing police brutality and human rights violations, the joint operations of the military police and the Brazilian Armed Forces will continue in Rio de Janeiro, according to Rio’s Secretary of Public Security, Roberto Sá.

According to the official the partnership has been successful. "The work will not stop, it will continue,” said Roberto Sá to journalists on Wednesday.

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