Number of Military Police Killed in Rio this Year Reaches 126

Of the 126 military police violently killed in Rio de Janeiro since January, 26 were murdered in service; 77 when they were off duty; and 23 were retired police officers.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A retired military police (MP) officer, Reginaldo Pedrosa Gomes, was shot to death in Comendador Soares, in the Baixada Fluminense, at dawn today (Sunday, December 10th). Authorities report that he is the 126th MP killed in the state this year.

According to information from the 20th Military Police Battalion of Mesquita, Gomes was involved in an argument when leaving a concert hall and was killed by a . . .

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