A law enforcement task force formed to combat the violence of Brazil’s drug trade reviewed a recent report that reportedly said a mass homicide – seemingly authorized by President Jair Bolsonaro – should be prosecuted.
The task force drafted two versions of the public report, which had been held to be off limits to the press. The Daily Mail reports the report includes the author’s first name, who allegedly worked for Bolsonaro, and his full name.
The first version of the report is titled “Mass homicide investigation.” The second version is, “Gang members should murder more people.”
“The objective of this initial report is to get the police to intensify intelligence operations and if possible assign us a task to evaluate mass homicides committed by the gangs,” a law enforcement official told Fox News Brazil in June.
The report is said to implicate Bolsonaro in the deaths of as many as one hundred people.
Fox News Brazil, which broke the story of the leaked report, reported that its authors questioned Bolsonaro’s innocence because the President supposedly issued a “permission letter” for officers to execute gang members.
A former secret agent was allegedly involved with Bolsonaro, and was paid by the government to carry out assassinations in return for an increase in security for Brazil’s military.
To make matters worse, Bolsonaro’s wife is also allegedly a member of Brazil’s military.
The President, however, has denied any wrongdoing.
“It’s normal that if people start to collect names, it’s expected they will keep building their own story, in order to obtain attention for themselves,” he said, according to the Daily Mail.