March 24, 2011 5:57 PM
(CBS/Reuters) A Brazilian court ordered the arrest of police officers who were filmed torturing and shooting a 14-year-old boy in August of last year.
The security camera video - released for the first time this week - showed four police officers firing a gun at the boy during a raid in a poor district of the Amazon city of Manaus.
The boy, who was shot five times in the chest area, was hospitalized and has recovered fully.
Three other policemen who do not appear in the footage were also arrested while the investigation is being carried out.
They claim to have fired against the boy in self-defense after they found a gun near him.
The seven officers will remain in prison until the end of the investigation. The boy and his family were included in a program that protects crime victims and witnesses.
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