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Originally published Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:09 AM

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Brazil police inspector removed from post

A Rio de Janiero police inspector has been removed for making disparaging remarks about female officers on his Twitter account.

The Associated Press

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RIO DE JANEIRO —

A Rio de Janiero police inspector has been removed for making disparaging remarks about female officers on his Twitter account.

Inspector Pedro Paulo Pontes Pinho tweets that he has "14 women under my command and only one has the talent, courage and determination needed for police work."

Martha Rocha is the head of Rio's civil police. She says in a statement that Pinho was removed from the city's Ninth Police Station because of his remarks and because he was "unable to manage the human resources available to him."

A female police officer replaced Pinho.

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