Brazil: Police chiefs dismissed for murder of gassed man

Following the scandal over the torture and death of a man gassed to death in the trunk of a patrol car, the government has fired the heads of the Federal Highway Patrol.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two high-ranking officials of the Brazilian Federal Highway Police have been dismissed following the scandal over the death of a man who was gassed to death in the trunk of a patrol car that had been converted into a tear gas chamber.

The Official Gazette of the Union published Tuesday the dismissal of the executive director of the Highway Patrol, Jean Coelho, and the director of the Intelligence Service, Alan da Motta.

The measure was taken six days after Highway Patrol officers in Sergipe, in the northeastern state of Sergipe, arrested motorcyclist Genivaldo Santos, who . . .

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