2021 Rio de Janeiro shootout
|2021 Rio de Janeiro shootout|
|Part of crime in Brazil and the war on drugs|
|Federal Police of Brazil||Local drug dealers|
|Casualties and losses|
1 officer killed|
|2 civilians injured|
On 6 May 2021, at least 25 people were killed in a shootout between police and drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The raid happened in Jacarezinho, a favela in Rio de Janeiro. The police raid happened before noon, following reports that a local drug gang was trying to recruit children.
The shootout caused the highest-ever death toll from a police raid in Rio de Janeiro.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Brazil: At least 25 killed in Rio de Janeiro shoot-out". BBC News. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
- ↑ "Twenty-five killed in Rio de Janeiro police raid on drug gang". Reuters. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
- ↑ ""Good Cops Are Afraid" The Toll of Unchecked Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro". Human Rights Documents Online. doi:10.1163/2210-7975_hrd-2156-2016009. Retrieved 2021-05-06.