Police in Spotlight After São Paulo Violence

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – At least fourteen São Paulo police officers have been detained since Saturday on suspicion of killing or attempting to kill civilians. The arrests are likely to raise questions over police brutality in the wake of a wave of murders in São Paulo that some experts have partially attributed to extrajudicial killings.

Seven officers were arrested Monday for shooting three teenagers in July in the city’s North Zone, according to Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?