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Police may have had role in Brazil killings: Police

Published on Jan 15, 2014 8:08 AM
 
View of a burnt bus and car at Vida Nova bus station, in Campinas, some 96 km from Sao Paulo, Brazil on Jan 13, 2013. A Brazilian police commander said on Tuesday that there was strong evidence that fellow officers may have been involved in a spate of killings in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAO PAULO (AFP) - A Brazilian police commander said on Tuesday that there was strong evidence that fellow officers may have been involved in a spate of killings in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas.

On Monday, ten public buses were destroyed in Campinas in rioting that erupted after 12 people were shot and killed in murky circumstances.

Mr Julio Cesar Fernandes Neves, the recently arrived police inspector general of Sao Paulo state, said nine out of ten people who have talked investigators said they suspected police involvement.

"Unfortunately I am assuming my new post as inspector general with this case," he added.

 
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