Prosecutors Want Explanation From Rio’s Witzel About Snipers

Rio de Janeiro governor stated over the weekend that snipers were already being used by police force 'to neutralize the danger'.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Prosecutors Office is asking for explanations from Rio de Janeiro state’s governor, Wilson Witzel, on declarations that snipers were already being used to shoot people considered a danger to society. In an interview on Sunday, Governor Witzel said that snipers were already being used, but their actions were being kept a secret.

“This type of action can encourage law enforcement (to act irresponsibly). In a state that the public agent confuses a hydraulic jack with a rifle, it is inadmissible to accept the action of snipers,” public defender Daniel . . .

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