By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - São Paulo police are no longer allowed to give first aid to victims who have been hurt in violent crimes or police clashes. A statement from the São Paulo State Public Safety Department says that as of Wednesday police are prohibited from moving victims from the scene and only emergency response teams and paramedics may treat victims at crime scenes.

According to the statement the measure aims to safeguard the health of the victims and preserve evidence at crime scenes.

"It is important that victims of aggression and crimes . . .

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