Urban Police Violence in Brazil

Torture and Police Killings In Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro after Five Years

An update of a 1987 Americas Watch report, Urban Police Violence in Brazil describes incidents of torture and extra-judicial killings by police and updates specific cases previously reported. It finds that some authorities in both states have tried to address the problem of the mistreatment of suspects and torture in police precincts, and such incidents have become less common, while the problem of extra-judicial killings by vigilante groups continues.
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