Tag: Sao Paulo state police

Sao Paulo state police
Wednesday, January 15th 2014 - 00:09 UTC

Fears in Brazil: police group apparently involve on vengeance killing rampage

The twelve homicides on the same night were followed by the torching of three buses and a private car

Twelve people were killed in the Brazilian city of Campinas, the second biggest in São Paulo state, on Sunday night with police investigating if the murders were linked. All of the murders occurred during a three-hour period in the Ouro Verde area, in the city’s periphery, and were followed by the torching of three buses and a car by hooded men.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 23:32 UTC

Brazil’s largest city replaces all chiefs of police to contain an escalating wave of killings

Security Chief Fernando Grella took office only four days ago

The chiefs of police in Sao Paulo were replaced on Monday as Brazil's largest city emerged from a bloody weekend and authorities struggled to contain a wave of violence that has doubled the murder rate in recent months.

Monday, November 26th 2012 - 04:35 UTC

Sao Paulo City gripped in a “civil war” between organized crime and the police, says top Judge

Fausto de Sanctis from the Sao Paulo federal tribunal is considered a leading Judge in Brazil

A Brazilian magistrate described the wave of killings in Sao Paulo city as a ‘civil war’ between organized crime and unsupported police forces to which the local population is closing its eyes.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012 - 18:56 UTC

Street killings and violence in Sao Paulo knock out the state’s head of security

Mounted police patrol the streets of some of the poor areas of the city

The head of the Sao Paulo state police who held the post for seven years quit Wednesday amid a surge of deadly violence in Brazil’s largest city and the industrial and financial hub of the country.

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