São Paulo Governor Changes His Tone and Says He Will Revise Police Protocol

After repercussion of deaths in Paraisópolis, Doria revises his statements

After watching a video that showed a policeman assaulting young people at a funk party, Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria (PSDB) reversed his earlier statements said he would review the Military Police protocols.

The toucan stated that cases of disproportionate violence by agents need to be punished. "This is incompatible with respect for the corporation. It is unacceptable that the best police in Brazil use violence, especially when there is no reaction to aggression."

São Paulo governor, João Doria (PSDB). (Foto: Zanone Fraissat/Folhapress) - Folhapress

The images, revealed a few days after the nine deaths in Paraisópolis, show a policeman using a bar to hit people who pass him.

Initially, Doria had said she would not change the way the police behaved. "Operations in the community of Paraisópolis and others in São Paulo will continue," he said on Monday (2).

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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