Rodrigo R. Pimentel

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Rodrigo Pimentel (born on March 2, 1972, in Rio de Janeiro) is a former member of BOPE, the elite group of the Brazilian Military Police. Pimentel co-wrote the film Elite Squad, based on a book he co-wrote with sociologist Luiz Eduardo Soares and former BOPE captain André Batista.[1] He is also noted to have participated in the Brazilian documentary by João Moreira Salles, News From a Personal War (Noticias de uma Guerra Particular).


  1. ^ Barrionuevo, Alexei (14 October 2007). "A Violent Police Unit, on Film and in Rio's Streets". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 October 2010.