Rio mayor criticizes police after high-profile crime

Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes speaks to the press during the inauguration of the Carioca Arena 2 at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 14, 2016Rio’s mayor, Eduardo Paes, on Saturday harshly criticized what he called a lack of police leadership in efforts to fight rampant crime a month before the city hosts the Olympic Games. Referring to the hijacking on Friday of a newly arrived shipment of German television equipment to be used at the Olympics, Paes said the police need to work harder. Rio will become the first South American city in history to host the Olympics on August 5.

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