Brazil Homicide Division to Investigate Summary Executions

February 27, 2015 8:19 PM

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The homicide division of the Rio de Janeiro Police Department will start investigating summary executions of suspects committed by officers in Brazil's second largest city.

Rio de Janeiro police chief Fernando Veloso announced Thursday that such killings will no longer be investigated by neighborhood precincts. An emailed request for more for details about the decision was not immediately answered.

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