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Statement by Human Rights Watch about the Decision to Close a Military Investigation into Multiple Killings in Rio de Janeiro on November 2017

Expand Armed Forces members patrol during an operation against the organized crime in Lins slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 5, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Human Rights Watch laments the decision by military prosecutors to close the investigation into eight killings during a joint civil police and army operation in the Salgueiro neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro in November 2017. Neither military investigators nor military prosecutors took crucial investigative steps, such as carrying out forensic analysis of the area from where, according to several witnesses, the killers opened fire. Nor…

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