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By Jay Forte, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Four years after a group of Rio police officers were arrested for kidnapping two alleged drug traffickers for R$300,000 ransom, Judge Ana Paula Monte Figueiredo Pena Barros condemned ex-Lieutenant-Colonel Dayzer...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Due to a rise in tension and number of disputes during election time in Brazil, Military Police are reinforcing security as part of special operations in sixteen states, including...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio's largest "militia" extortion gangs was dismantled on Thursday, August 7th, as military police (PM) arrested seventeen of its members during an operation in the Rio de...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a month of few major incidents across the host cities in Brazil, military police responded with force in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 13th as the 2014...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Thursday, September 13th, military policeman Diego Bruno Barbosa Henriques was shot and killed in Rocinha while doing his rounds on foot. In a rash of violence...
By Julia Averbuck, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After announcing the exoneration of the head of the UPP (Policy Pacifying Unit) in Morro da Providência, Captain Glauco Schorcht, the command at the Polícia Militar (Military Police, PM) decided...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An eleven-year-old girl was killed last week in a police operation targeting drug traffickers in the Quitanda favela in the Complexo da Pedreira in Costa Barros, Zona Norte (North...
Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A member of the military police was photographed spraying a dog in the eyes with pepper spray while on patrol in the favela community of Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro's...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Corporal Rodrigo Alves Cavalcante, a Military Police (PM) officer with the Batalhão de Choque (Shock Batalion), was shot and killed...

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