N China police chief punished for concealing son's crime
TAIYUAN, Jan 13, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
A deputy police chief in north
China's Shanxi Province has been placed on probation for covering
up his son's drunk driving.
Li Yali, deputy police chief of Shanxi and police chief of the
provincial capital of Taiyuan, will be on probation within the
Communist Party of China (CPC) for one year, the CPC's provincial
discipline and inspection authority announced Sunday.
The authority said the provincial government, as well as the
government of Taiyuan, should remove Li from from his police
The CPC Constitution states that CPC members on probation are
forbidden from voting or otherwise participating in CPC elections,
as well as calls for members on probation to be expelled from the
CPC if they do not correct their wrongdoings.
Li was suspended from his police posts, as well as removed from
his post as CPC secretary of the Taiyuan public security bureau,
on Dec. 7 in order to cooperate in an investigation following a
whistleblower's report that claimed Li had used his position to
cover up his son's drunk driving.
An investigation by the CPC discipline authority found that Li
had abused his power, a form of official misconduct, while
handling his son's offense.
The investigation showed that Li had committed other
wrongdoings related to organization and personnel matters.
A video showing Li's son Li Zhengyuan beating up a police
officer made the rounds online after being uploaded to Chinese
social media sites on Oct. 28, 2012.
The tape shows Li Zhengyuan assaulting an officer after being
stopped for a traffic violation. Officers at the scene then forced
him to take a blood alcohol test, the results of which indicated
that he had been drunk driving.
However, instead of taking him into custody, some other
officers walked him home.
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