By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Complexo da Penha favela community in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) is set to have two UPPs (Police Pacification Units) installed within the next fifteen to twenty days. Officers from the city's Polícia Militar (Military Police, PM) have already started taking the reins from Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) forces, the primary strike force in the "pacification" process.
The new UPPs will serve the Caixa D'água, Carocol, Fé, Grotão, Paz and Sereno communities in the Penha area, according to the PM's Colonel Frederico . . .