Police Officers Arrested in Rio de Janeiro for Killing Youths

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The four military police officers accused of killing five youths on Sunday morning in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Costa Barros, will await trial in jail, according to the courts. The officers are accused of killing the youths by firing more than one hundred bullets into the car they were in and then trying to change the crime scene.

“It was a brutality, cruel what they did to these five boys,” Rafael Mota Gomes, cousin of one of the victims, was quoted by Agencia Brasil as saying. “We want . . .

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