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All three photos in the tweet featured in the article show policewomen posing for selfies with the gang boss. He appears more than happy to oblige.

The Independent:

Police in Brazil are facing an angry backlash after posing for selfies with a gang kingpin accused of extortion, drug-trafficking and multiple murders.

Rogerio Avelino da Silva, also known as Rogerio 157, was arrested on Wednesday in what should have been a victory for detectives grappling with the bloody criminal violence that plagues the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

The 35-year-old is believed to have been partly responsible for a recent wave of deadly crime in Rocinha, Rio’s largest favela, which saw his men fight street gun battles against gangsters loyal to a rival crime lord.


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