UPP Must Target Corruption, Experts Say: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Security experts believe the Rio de Janeiro UPP (Police Pacification Unit) are at a critical moment. After reducing homicides in their operations, the UPP must now begin to stamp out internal illegal activities such as corruption and punish police who commit crimes, according to specialists interviewed by newspaper O Globo.

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