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Brazil: Prosecutors Should Lead Police Killings Inquiries

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image People gathered in a protest against police violence and structural racism hold signs, one of them reading "Black Lives Matter", Rio de Janeiro, May 31, 2021 © 2021 AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo (São Paulo) – Brazil should urgently address the chronic problem of police abuse and impunity by ensuring that prosecutors lead investigations and that those investigations comply with international standards, Human Rights said today in a letter to the attorney general, Augusto Aras. Police killed more than 6,400 people in 2022, according to the nonprofit Brazilian Forum of Public…

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