December 27, 2019 / 12:01 PM / 25 days ago

Bolsonaro signs law ending disciplinary detention for military police and firefighters

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on as he leaves the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed into law a bill that eliminates jail time as a punishment for military police and firefighters convicted of disciplinary offenses, according to the Official Gazette on Friday.

All Brazilian states have 12 months to implement the necessary changes to their own legislation.

Reporting by Gabriela Mello

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