Brazil: Rio security chief stands down amid violence surge

Brazil: Rio security chief stands down amid violence surge
 

The head of security for the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro has resigned after nearly ten years in post following a recent rise in violence.
Jose Beltrame stood down a day after a high profile clash between police and suspected drug dealers in some of the city's best known neighbourhoods.
The shootout caused panic and forced shops to closed their doors on Monday.
Police say three men were killed and several arrested in the raid on the Pavao-Pavaozinho shantytown.
Dramatic footage posted online shows one of the suspected criminals falling off a mountain after being shot by police.... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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