Pat Hickey released from Rio prison as police investigation continues
12:05, Tuesday, 30 August, 2016
A Brazilian judge has ordered the release of a high-ranking International Olympic Committee member who was arrested during the Rio de Janeiro Games in a ticket-touting inquiry. Judge Fernando Antonio de Almeida accepted on Monday a request made by Patrick Hickey’s lawyers to set him free from Rio’s Bangu prison complex, wherehe has been held since 19 August, while his case continues to be investigated. Almeida says there is no indication that Hickey could pose a risk to the public or obstruct the investigation. He must remain in Brazil and hand over his passport.