Brazil anti-corruption sting results in arrest of 30 cops 

WHAT: The chief of Rio de Janeiro’s investigative police resigned after an anti-corruption sting led to arrests of 30 officers, including his former second-in-command. Suspects are accused of selling heavy weapons to gangs, tipping off gangs about police raids, and stealing and selling confiscated drugs.

WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: Rio has had four police chiefs in five years. Two of the chiefs were arrested, and now one has stepped down. Rio police are also among the world’s deadliest, killing one person for every 23 they arrest.

WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT: Rio officials have pledged to break the grip of violent drug gangs on poor slums covering huge swaths of the city. Rio is host for the 2014 World Cup championship matches and then the 2016 Olympics.

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