Recent raid suggests police are implementing ‘shoot-to-kill’ tactics that Rio’s new governor campaigned on

When he was campaigning to become the governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Wilson Witzel promised “shoot-to-kill” tactics against armed members of the city’s powerful drug gangs.

Now, after a deadly operation in which 13 people were killed, fears are rising that police in Rio are already implementing the policy.

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