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Rio Cop Fired Over ‘Offensive’ Tweet

A Brazilian police officer lost his job after tweeting that of the 14 women staff at the Rio de Janeiro station, “only one had the talent, courage and determination needed for police work.” The head of Rio’s police force, a woman, had Pedro Paulo Pinho replaced by a female officer. Pinho insists that he is being treated unfairly, and his tweets also included praise for women police officers. Pinho said he wrote the tweet after a female co-worker, with whom he claims the station had a “history of problems,” did not show up for work on Monday.

January 23, 2013 7:18 AM