New Police Training Program Aims to Prevent Violence in Rio

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Secretary of Public Safety in Rio de Janeiro has received R$1,585,300, in partnership with the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ), for the civil and military police training of nearly 19,000 officers according to government sources. In the lead-up to the Olympics set to take place in Rio during August 2016, international pressure will grow to increase security, as well as improve on its record of police violence.

The funds will be directed toward programs for education, professional development, violence prevention, training seminars, and . . .

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