*Protest of residents in front of the police headquarters in Vitoria.
Photo credit: Agência Brasil Fotografias – February 07, 2017
by Mario Saraiva, Co Editor and Writer at Brazil Talk
In an exclusive interview, a retired colonel of the Espirito Santo military police, Colonel José Nivaldo, explained the complexity of the wave crime in the State.
“I have been a police officer for 40 years and I have never seen anything close to this [situation in Espirito Santo]”.
“[The strike] started on Friday. By Saturday we had a state-wide dissatisfaction. Sunday, during the day, night, and Monday morning, a disproportionate number of crimes against patrimony, looting, thefts and homicides took place throughout the state.”