first published on June 16, 2017 by Will
The Brazilian Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) conducts a helicopter air assault onto the roof of a condemned hotel to evict noncompliant squatter families and provide treatment to the neglected, malnourished children.
The operation results in the detention of 12 adults and recovery of four children. While not readily clear from the video, the adults resisted heavily enough for some of them to be charged with attempted murder among the other charges of damage to property and resisting arrest.
BOPE is a highly trained and well-equipped military police unit that carries out various SWAT type operations on a daily basis.