By Philip Sever, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - Allan Turnowski was appointed as the new head of the Civil Police last Wednesday (April 22nd). Previously State Director for Police Special Operations where he fought organized crime and drug trafficking, Turnowski's ceremony took place at the Civil Police academy in Cidade Nova.
He replaces Gilberto Ribeiro who was head of the Civil Police for nearly two and a half years. Ribeiro oversaw one of the most successful periods in the Civil Police's history with record low rates of homicide and car burglary during his reign.
Ribeiro resigned on April . . .