Governor-Elect Witzel to Use Deadly Snipers in Rio’s Favelas

In addition to the use of snipers authorized to kill, the newly elected governor added that he will request a ten-month extension of the federal military intervention in the city.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a television interview on Tuesday, October 30th, the new governor-elect of Rio, Wilson Witzel, spoke about his plans regarding security. Witzel revealed that he wants to use military police snipers in helicopters to kill armed aggressors and also to extend the federal military intervention another ten months.

"For example, today, in Cidade de Deus, a helicopter filmed five hostiles armed with rifles. If you had an operation there in which our military were authorized to kill, they would all be eliminated," said Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?