Rio Police Raid on Favela 

At least 18 people were killed Thursday when police went after gang members in Rio de Janeiro’s 

Rio authorities said 16 suspected criminals were killed in confrontations with police in Complexo do Alemao along with a police...

Videos that were shared on social media showed criminals shooting at each other and a police helicopter flying low...

Rio’s police have shot at targets from helicopters, even in neighborhoods with a lot of people, and video shows that shots... 

At the site of the raid, reporters from the Associated Press saw people carrying about 10 bodies while others...

It’s a massacre inside, which police are calling an operation,” one woman told AP, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

”They’re not letting us help (victims),” she added, saying she saw one man arrested for attempting to do so.

A Rio’s police force spokesman said some of the criminals wore uniforms to disguise themselves as police officers.

“I would rather they (the suspects) had not reacted and then we could have arrested 15, 14 of them.

But unfortunately they chose to fire at our policemen,” said Ronaldo Oliveira, an investigator of Rio’s police.