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BOPE Headquarters Searched and Officers Investigated in Rio

By Jaye Forte, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was reported yesterday that the Magistrate of the Military Police (PM) called for a search of the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) police force's headquarters, and currently is holding two of the elite unit's officers in custody. The report by O Globo says that six BOPE police officers are suspected of misconduct during a raid in the Morro da Covanca favela community of Jacarepaguá, in Zona Oeste (West Zone) last month.

On Thursday (July 9th) the Military Police Internal Affairs arrived at the headquarters of BOPE, on Rua Campo . . .

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