Brazil federal prosecutors open probe into Rio army killing

Luciana Nogueira, widow of Evaldo Rosa dos Santos, who was killed during a military operation, reacts during Santos' funeral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 10, 2019. Picture taken April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian federal prosecutors have opened a probe into a botched army operation in Rio de Janeiro that killed two innocent civilians, arguing that a decision to have military prosecutors investigate the case violated the constitution. Last month, soldiers stationed in a violent Rio neighbourhood pumped 80 bullets into a family’s […]

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