Authorities Look for Answers in Rio’s Deadliest Police Shooting in Years

Police shot and killed nine people in a house in Rio. Investigators want to know if it was justified, or an execution.

By C.H. Gardiner

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At dawn police surrounded the Rio de Janeiro favela of Fallet following days of shooting between rival drug factions. Hiding in the community were members of Rio’s most powerful drug gang who had been defending the territory from invading rival factions. By noon, 13 would be dead. Family members say the men surrendered to police and were executed. Authorities say the killing was legitimate.

On Monday Investigators traveled to a house in the community where police killed nine of the alleged traffickers. They walked through the crime scene with members of . . .

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