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Police kill more people in largest Brazilian state

Published:Wednesday | October 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Police kill more people in largest Brazilian state

BRAZIL

SAO PAULO (AP):

Officials said police in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo killed more people between January and September than they did during the same period for the past 10 years, and twice as many as the same period a year ago.

The Public Safety Department of the

country?s largest and most populous state said on its website that 478 people were killed in confrontations with police during the first nine months of this year.

That?s almost 100

per cent more than the 240 people killed

during the same period in 2013.

According to the

data released by the department, 10 police officers were killed on duty during the period, the lowest for the period in 10 years.