Violence Against Police Officers Worry Officials in Rio

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A meeting between Rio de Janeiro’s state security secretary, Jose Mariano Beltrame, and top military and civil police chiefs was held on Monday afternoon, December 1st, to discuss the recent wave of violence against police officers in the city. Since the beginning of the year more than 106 police officers have been killed in Rio's Metropolitan area. Last Saturday alone, November 29th, three military police officers were killed in the state.

“Unfortunately in Rio to kill a police officer is seen as a trophy,” said Beltrame in an . . .

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