Six Military Police Arrested After UPP Operation

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Early on Sunday, July 27th, Rio de Janeiro civil police arrested six military police officers under suspicion of falsifying acts of resistance during a Police Pacifying Unit (UPP) operation in Morro do Fogueteiro favela community that had resulted in two deaths on the previous day, July 26th.

Morro do Fogueteiro resident, 38 year-old Vitor Luis Rodrigues died of gunshots wounds during the UPP operation and resident, twenty-three year old Rafael de Souza, died later on Saturday, after being transported to a hospital in Centro where he succumbed to . . .

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