By C.H. Gardiner

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio’s homicide police are investigating the killing of eight alleged drug traffickers during an operation in Maré, a densely packed favela complex in Rio’s North Zone.

The Intercept Brazil reported there are witnesses saying at least four of the men had surrendered, but that the police killed them anyway. This case mirrors similar claims by family members of thirteen alleged traffickers killed in Rio’s Fallet favela earlier this year, which the Civil Police are investigating for signs of illegal killing.

The May 6th operation was conducted by the Civil . . .

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