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Tropical Homicide | Cooking the Sambodian Books?

Who killed 19 in Baueri and Osasco? Off-duty cops, it seems ...

Who killed 19 in Baueri and Osasco? Off-duty cops, it seems …

Source: Brasil247

A total of 973 homicides committed by off-duty military police in legitimate self-defense were  concealed for nearly a decade by the state government of São Paulo.

These cases, occurring between 2006 and March 2015, involved off-duty PMs who killed someone in response to a crime.

The absence of these fatalities from the official records, which as a matter of law are to be made public, was confirmed to the Folha de S. Paulo this week by the Alckmin government.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

On Friday ( 13 November), the SSP published a note saying that the Folha has now retracted a previous chapter in this story. The most recent version — reproduced by Brasil247 — is datelined 14 November. The original story remains accessible on the Folha Web site.

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On which more below. It appears that the correction of a 10 November report ran on 13 November, followed by an updated report on 14 November.

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Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and killings attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

These 973 deaths, however, are only published in the state’s Official Diary in extracts from PM internal affairs.

The DO is a usability nightmare … queries return nearly illegibl15e and unsearchable PDF files, derived from some PostScript publishing system, probably. The state is wont to boast of its transparency and then wash its hands of doing the math itself: Journalists who want to know such things should work through the hundreds of incident reports, one by one!

Adding these to the official records, the official number of lethal incidents involving off-duty police is up 155%, rising to 1,600 since 2001 rather than the 627 officially released.

These data are used to plan “police actions” and “investment in public security,” including payments of bonuses to police personnel.

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan ...

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan …

These 973 deaths, however, are only published in the state’s Official Diary in extracts from PM internal affairs.

The DO is a usability nightmare … queries return nearly illegibility PDF files, for example.

Adding these to the official records, the official number of lethal incidents involving off-duty police is up 155%, rising to 1,600 since 2001 rather than the 627 officially released.

These data are used to plan “police actions” and “investment in public security,” including payments of bonuses to police personnel.

These 973 deaths, however, are only published in the state’s Official Diary in extracts from PM internal affairs.

According to the PM, these statistics can be compiled from individual incident reports …

The DO, by the way, is a usability nightmare … queries return nearly illegible PDF files, for example.

Adding these to the official records, the official number of lethal incidents involving off-duty police is up 155%, rising to 1,600 since 2001 rather than the 627 officially released.

These data are used to plan “police actions” and “investment in public security,” including payments of bonuses to police personnel.

Source: Brasil247

A total of 973 homicides committed by off-duty military police in legitimate self-defense were  concealed for nearly a decade by the state government of São Paulo.

These cases, occurring between 2006 and March 2015, involved off-duty PMs who killed someone in response to a crime.

The absence of these fatalities from the official records, which as a matter of law are to be made public, was confirmed to the Folha de S. Paulo this week by the Alckmin government.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in the summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and deaths attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

Source: Brasil247

A total of 973 homicides committed by off-duty military police in legitimate self-defense were  concealed for nearly a decade by the state government of São Paulo.

These cases, occurring between 2006 and March 2015, involved off-duty PMs who killed someone in response to a crime.

The absence of these fatalities from the official records, which as a matter of law are to be made public, was confirmed to the Folha de S. Paulo this week by the Alckmin government.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in the summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and deaths attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

These 973 deaths, however, are only published in the state’s Official Diary in extracts from PM internal affairs.

The DO is a usability nightmare … queries return nearly illegibility PDF files, for example.

Adding these to the official records, the official number of lethal incidents involving off-duty police is up 155%, rising to 1,600 since 2001 rather than the 627 officially released.

These data are used to plan “police actions” and “investment in public security,” including the awarding of bonuses to police personnel.

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan ...

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan

The rejoinder by the SSP:

Source: Brasil247

A total of 973 homicides committed by off-duty military police in legitimate self-defense were  concealed for nearly a decade by the state government of São Paulo.

These cases, occurring between 2006 and March 2015, involved off-duty PMs who killed someone in response to a crime.

The absence of these fatalities from the official records, which as a matter of law are to be made public, was confirmed to the Folha de S. Paulo this week by the Alckmin government.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in the summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills

Source: Brasil247

A total of 973 homicides committed by off-duty military police in legitimate self-defense were  concealed for nearly a decade by the state government of São Paulo.

These cases, occurring between 2006 and March 2015, involved off-duty PMs who killed someone in response to a crime.

The absence of these fatalities from the official records, which as a matter of law are to be made public, was confirmed to the Folha de S. Paulo this week by the Alckmin government.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in the summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and deaths attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and deaths attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

The Folha de S.Paulo acknowledges that it was mistaken in a report on alleged manoeuvring to reduce the homicide rate.

Last Monday (9 November) the newspaper stated that the state government of São Paulo  had held back cases of manslaughter involving legitimate use of deadly force by off-duty military police, and failed to account separately for illicit violence. These deaths were not considered homicides based on an international standard set by the UN, but were classified as police use of deadly forces.

Today, in a new article, the São Paulo daily admits its error: «the Folha was incorrect in stating that the Alckmin (PSDB) government manipulated data in order to reduce the number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants,»

The SSP would emphasize that São Paulo is a pioneer in the transparency of crime statistics.

Last month, the state recorded record results with a homicide rate of 9.12 per 100,000 residents. the only state in Brazil with a murder rate acceptable by UN standards.

See also

Human Rights Watch:

And a WordPress tag search on «crime statistics»

It remains true: even as murder rates trend down, police lethality does not.

The numbers alone are alarming. The Rio and São Paulo police have together killed more than 11,000 people since 2003

Who killed 19 in Baueri and Osasco? Off-duty cops, it seems ...

Who killed 19 in Baueri and Osasco? Off-duty cops, it seems …

Source: Brasil247

A total of 973 homicides committed by off-duty military police in legitimate self-defense were  concealed for nearly a decade by the state government of São Paulo.

These cases, occurring between 2006 and March 2015, involved off-duty PMs who killed someone in response to a crime.

The absence of these fatalities from the official records, which as a matter of law are to be made public, was confirmed to the Folha de S. Paulo this week by the Alckmin government.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

On Friday ( 13 November), the SSP published a note saying that the Folha had retracted a previous chapter in this story. The most recent version is datelined 14 November. On which more soon.

Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and killings attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

These 973 deaths, however, are only published in the state’s Official Diary in extracts from PM internal affairs.

The DO is a usability nightmare … queries return nearly illegible and unsearchable PDF files, derived from some PostScript publishing system, probably, for example.

Adding these to the official records, the official number of lethal incidents involving off-duty police is up 155%, rising to 1,600 since 2001 rather than the 627 officially released.

These data are used to plan “police actions” and “investment in public security,” including payments of bonuses to police personnel.

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan ...

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan …

Who killed 19 in Baueri and Osasco? Off-duty cops, it seems ...

Who killed 19 in Baueri and Osasco? Off-duty cops, it seems …

The 13 November rejoinder by the SSP

A Folha de S.Paulo reconhece que errou em reportagem que apontou manobra para reduzir número de homicídios.

Na última segunda (9), o jornal afirmou que o governo paulista, em abril deste ano, havia retirado da contabilidade oficial de homicídios dolosos as mortes legítimas praticadas por PMs em folga, sem indício de ilicitude. Essas mortes nunca foram consideradas homicídios em virtude de critério internacional da ONU, e são classificadas como letalidade policial.

Hoje, em uma nova reportagem, o jornal assume o erro: “A Folha errou ao afirmar que a gestão Alckmin (PSDB) manobrou dados para reduzir o número de homicídios”.

A Secretaria da Segurança Pública ressalta que São Paulo é pioneiro na divulgação das estatísticas criminais e preza pela transparência na divulgação dos dados.

No mês passado, o Estado atingiu o recorde no índice de homicídios, com taxa de 9.12 por 100 mil habitantes, única do Brasil no limite considerado aceitável pela ONU.

Adding these to the official records, the official number of lethal incidents involving off-duty police is up 155%, rising to 1,600 since 2001.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

These data are used to plan “police actions” and “investment in public security,” including payments of bonuses to police personnel.

These 973 deaths …. The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in the summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and deaths attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

These 973 deaths, however, are only published in the state’s Official Diary in extracts from PM internal affairs.

The DO is a usability nightmare … queries return nearly illegibility PDF files, for example.

A total of 973 homicides committed by off-duty military police in legitimate self-defense were  concealed for nearly a decade by the state government of São Paulo.

These cases, occurring between 2006 and March 2015, involved off-duty PMs who killed someone in response to a crime.

The absence of these fatalities from the official records, which as a matter of law are to be made public, was confirmed to the Folha de S. Paulo this week by the Alckmin government.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in the summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and deaths attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

These 973 deaths, however, are only published in the state’s Official Diary in extracts from PM internal affairs.

The DO is a usability nightmare … queries return nearly illegibility PDF files, for example.

Adding these to the official records, the official number of lethal incidents involving off-duty police is up 155%, rising to 1,600 since 2001 rather than the 627 officially released.

These data are used to plan “police actions” and “investment in public security,” including payments of bonuses to police personnel.

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan ...

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan …

on

Source: Brasil247

A total of 973 homicides committed by off-duty military police in legitimate self-defense were  concealed for nearly a decade by the state government of São Paulo.

These cases, occurring between 2006 and March 2015, involved off-duty PMs who killed someone in response to a crime.

The absence of these fatalities from the official records, which as a matter of law are to be made public, was confirmed to the Folha de S. Paulo this week by the Alckmin government.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in the summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and deaths attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

These 973 deaths, however, are only published in the state’s Official Diary in extracts from PM internal affairs.

The DO is a usability nightmare … queries return nearly illegibility PDF files, for example.

Adding these to the official records, the official number of lethal incidents involving off-duty police is up 155%, rising to 1,600 since 2001 rather than the 627 officially released.

These data are used to plan “police actions” and “investment in public security,” including payments of bonuses to police personnel.

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan ...

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan …

on

Source: Brasil247 | Folha de S. Paulo

A total of 973 homicides committed by off-duty military police in legitimate self-defense were  concealed for nearly a decade by the state government of São Paulo.

These cases, occurring between 2006 and March 2015, involved off-duty PMs who killed someone in response to a crime.

The absence of these fatalities from the official records, which as a matter of law are to be made public, was confirmed to the Folha de S. Paulo this week by the Alckmin government.

The PSDB government explained in a note that 973 deaths at the hands of PMs were not accounted for in monthly homicide reports going back to 1995.

They also fail to appear in the summaries of police lethality released by the state Secretariat of Public Safety.

Homicides of this type include cases in which a policeman kills someone for illegitimate reasons, as in the recent «massacre» in Osasco and Barueri. This type of crime is included in the statistics used to determine the homicide rate for the entire state.

Deadly police violence, however, is a parallel statistic only available from the agency’s Web site and reflects both police killed in confrontations and deaths attributed to police in such actions.

Robbers killed by PMs during exchanges of gunfire, for example, are  registered in this category of police lethality but are not used in calculating the homicide rate.

These 973 deaths, however, are only published in the state’s Official Diary in extracts from PM internal affairs.

The DO is a usability nightmare … queries return nearly illegibility PDF files, for example.

Adding these to the official records, the official number of lethal incidents involving off-duty police is up 155%, rising to 1,600 since 2001 rather than the 627 officially released.

These data are used to plan “police actions” and “investment in public security,” including payments of bonuses to police personnel.

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan ...

Governor Alckmin faces strong protests re: school shuttering plan …

The Folha de S.Paulo acknowledges that it was mistaken in a report on alleged manoeuvring to reduce the homicide rate.

Last Monday (9 November) the newspaper stated that the state government of São Paulo  had held back cases of manslaughter involving legitimate use of deadly force by off-duty military police and failed to account separately for illicit violence. These deaths were not considered homicides based on an international standard set by the UN, but were classified as police use of deadly forces.

Today, in a new article, the São Paulo daily admits its error: «the Folha was incorrect in stating that the Alckmin (PSDB) government manipulated data in order to reduce the number of homicides. mil habitantes,»

The SSP would emphasize that São Paulo is a pioneer in the transparency of crime statistics.

Last month, the state recorded record results with a homicide rate of 9.12 per 100,000 residents. the only state in Brazil with a murder rate acceptable by UN standards.

See also

Human Rights Watch:

And a WordPress tag search on «crime statistics»

It remains true: even as murder rates trend down, police lethality does not.

The numbers alone are alarming. The Rio and São Paulo police have together killed more than 11,000 people since 2003. In the state of Rio, alleged resistance killings by police reached a record high of 1,330 in 2007. While reported killings decreased to 1,137 in 2008, the number remained alarmingly elevated, as it was the third highest on record for Rio. The number of police “resistance” killings in São Paulo, while less than in Rio, is also comparatively high: over the past five years, for example, there were more police “resistance” killings in São Paulo state (2,176) than police killings of suspects in all of South Africa (1,623), a country with a much higher homicide rate than São Paulo.

Just ask the family of a young man from our neighborhood, gunned down with eight point-blank rounds practically right out in front of our house.