4 Rio police officers from pacification unit charged with rape
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4 Rio police officers from pacification unit charged with rape

Four Brazilian police officers are under arrest for allegedly raping three women in Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarezinho favela.

Rio state police internal affairs chief Sidney Camargo told the O Globo TV network that the officers were arrested on Wednesday after the three victims identified them.

He says the four men face prosecution and expulsion from the Rio police force.

Camargo says the state police force is “outraged,” and says it “will take all the necessary steps to see justice done.”

The four officers were stationed in one of Rio’s many police pacification units created to rid the city’s slums of drug traffickers and other organized crime gangs ahead of the recently concluded World Cup and the Olympics in 2016.

Associated Press