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Police Arrested for Altering a Crime Scene in Rio Favela

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following the shooting and death of a seventeen-year-old in the Rio de Janeiro favela community of Morro da Providência early on Tuesday, September 29th, a secretly recorded video of the incident went viral. Showing what appeared to be misconduct by the Military Police, the video stirred outrage on social media and spurred protests, leading to the arrest of officers involved. Charged with procedural fraud, the officers are now under investigation for murder.

Recorded by residents of Morro da Providência from a window near the incident, the . . .

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