Five Brazilian police officers arrested after the murder of a teenager

Five Brazilian police officers have been arrested after video footage emerged showing an officer placing a gun in the hand of a teenager who they shot dead in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Cell phone footage released on social media,showed the police standing over the bloodied body of seventeen year old Eduardo Felipe Santos Victor.

 

One officer is seen in the footage placing a gun in the dead boy’s hand and firing off a round into the air.

 

Police reported the shooting as an act of self-defense claiming that they boy attacked them but witnesses said that the Victor had surrendered to law enforcement prior to his death.

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