The uproar caused by the murder of City Council member Marielle Franco (PSOL), 38, has reinforced concerns regarding Rio's federal intervention and put pressure on the military, now responsible for policing the city.
Brazil's Chamber of Deputies held a minute of silence to honor Rio lawmaker Marielle Franco on Thursday, photo by Marcelo Camargo/AgBr.
Franco, from the leftist Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), was hit by several bullets after the attacker pulled up next to her auto and opened fire.
Menezes, who met Franco in 2012 during municipal elections, detailed how she fought against prejudices in Brazil while denouncing systemic abuse.
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"It is far too soon to say, but were are obviously looking at this as a murder in response to her political work, that is a main theory", said a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor, who spoke on condition that he not be named as he was not authorized to discuss the case.
Last month, she was chosen to be the speaker of the commission overseeing the deployment of federal security forces into Rio's favelas.
Black, lesbian and unusually vocal in castigating alleged killings by out-of-control police units in Rio's impoverished favelas, she had no interest in keeping a low profile.
The reported rise in police violence comes on the back of a federal government decree that allows the army to take over all security operations in Rio until the end of the year.
Marielle Franco speaking at a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.
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Franco was born and raised in a network of favelas, or slums, called Mare, one of the city's most violent areas. In 2016, she received the fifth most votes among council members elected.
- Ana c!ara otoni (@anaclaraotoni) March 15, 2018#MarielleFranco was an expert on police violence and on Saturday accused officers of being overly aggressive in searching residents of gang-controlled shanty towns. "This has always happened and with the (military) intervention things have gotten worse", she wrote on her Twitter. As night fell, huge crowds marched in central Rio and Sao Paulo in protest at her murder.
Amnesty International and the United Nations office in Brazil hailed Franco's endeavors in defense of human rights and racism and demanded a quick and transparent investigation into the killing. Matheus Melo was leaving church when he was killed. This week two young men were killed ...
The military intervention has sparked widespread concern, including from the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, who said soldiers "are not specialized in public security or investigation".
Jungmann said federal investigators would be involved in the investigation and that he had put Brazil's federal police at the disposal of local investigators.
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"The climate of near total impunity in Rio de Janeiro needs to end once and for all", Canineu added.