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UPP Controls Follow Corruption Scandal

By Felipe Araujo, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - UPP (Police Pacifying Unit) officers working inside Rio's favela communities will from now on have their work closely monitored by a special police force. The measure comes as a response to a corruption scandal involving twelve UPP police officers in the favela of Mangueira, a week ago.

Starting this Wednesday, a Pacifying Police Coordinating team (CPP) will be working within and around the UPPs in various favela communities, in a concerted effort to rebuild the police force's credibility and curtail corruption.

The first communities to be affected by the . . .

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