Brazil police ‘killed hundreds’ in Rio – Amnesty

BBC, 8/3/2015

Amnesty says it has found evidence that police killings were often illegal, with officers shooting suspects who had surrendered or had been wounded.

There has been no response so far from Brazil’s military police.
Police unions earlier said the number of officers killed was also very high.In Rio de Janeiro alone, 114 police were killed in 2014, according to the civilian police union Sindpol.

Police officers have in the past denied being “trigger happy”, saying they act in self defence when they come under fire from drug dealers in Rio’s sprawling favelas.

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