Sao Paulo: Increase In Number Of People Killed by Police

October 28, 2014 6:09 PM

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Police in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo killed more people between January and September than they did during the same period for the past 10 years, including twice as many as the same period a year ago, according to recently released government data.

Sao Paulo's Public Safety Department said on its website that 478 people were killed in confrontations with police during the first nine months of this year, almost 100 percent more than 2013.

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