Apparently Brazilian cops don’t mess around when it comes to incapacitating fleeing drug lords.
Case in point: a recently surfaced video dating back to May 2012. Taken from a Brazilian police helicopter, the video captures known drug kingpin Marcia “Mathematician” Pereira’s attempting to escape through a favela (Portuguese for ‘shanty town’) in Rio de Janeiro. The alleged drug czar managed to elude his pursuers despite a firestorm of bullets, but was found dead the following day.
Authorities in Brazil are conducting an investigation into whether police used excessive force in their efforts to catch Pereira. Guess it all depends on how you define “excess”.