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Fewer Military Policemen to Patrol Rio’s Streets

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite an increase in robberies and shootings in Rio de Janeiro, the Military Police had to cut the number of policemen allowed to do extra hours reinforcing their colleagues in patrolling the streets by May 4th. Affected will be, among others, the battalions in Olaria, responsible for Alemão and Penha, Tijuca and Niterói.

The Military Police in Rio de Janeiro allows its servicemen and women to work a certain amount of voluntary extra hours within the so-called Regime Adicional de Serviço (RAS, Additional Service Regime) in . . .

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