The video was shot in Manaus, capital of the northern state of Amazonas, on Aug. 17, 2010
The boy was hospitalized but survived.
When one visits Brazil, it is often traumatic to see the many street kids — most male — living in terrible poverty. The police have often been accused (with reason) of abusing these boys. The family was reportedly so terrified of police that they did not come forward.
Five police officers were arrested only after local television released video of them abusing the then-14-year-old boy.
Source: Dallas Morning News