São Paulo PM Finds No Fault in Paraisópolis Operation that Ended with 9 Dead

Internal Affairs asked to archive the investigation; Civil Police is continuing investigation

São Paulo

The investigation by the São Paulo Military Police concluded that there were no procedural errors by the 31 police officers who participated in the action in the Paraisópolis favela that ended in the death of nine young people in December last year, during a funk dance party.

Paraisópolis. (Foto: Adriano Vizoni/Folhapress) - Folhapress

The officer responsible for the investigation asked for the IPM (Military Police Inquiry) to be closed because he considered that there was a lawful action. This decision was endorsed by the PM's subcommander, Colonel Fernando Alencar Medeiros, who had called the inquiry.

IPM investigates whether there was a military crime committed by the police. The investigation is in the Military Justice and will now be forwarded to the Public Ministry to analyze the final report and decide whether it agrees with the filing, requests new steps or disagrees with it.

There is another investigation underway in the Civil Police that may have a different conclusion.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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