Chinese policeman sacked for concealing son's crime

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 03, 2013 10:30 hrs

Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) The police chief of a Chinese city has been dismissed from his post over his involvement in covering up his son's drunk driving offence.

Li Yali, police chief of Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi province, was on probation within the Communist Party of China for a year over the accusations, the China Daily reported.

Li also held the post of deputy police chief of Shanxi.

The Taiyuan municipal people's congress, the local legislature, appointed Liu Suiji replacing Li as the city police chief.

A video showing Li's son, Li Zhengyuan, beating up a police officer went viral after it was posted on Chinese social media websites in October 2012.

Li Zhengyuan assaulted the officer after being stopped for a traffic violation.

Officers at the scene forced him to take a blood alcohol test, the results of which revealed he was drunk.

Instead of taking him into custody, some other officers walked him home, the report said.

The party discipline authority found that Li Yali had abused his power while handling his son's offence.

He was suspended from his police posts, as well as removed from his post as party secretary of the Taiyuan public security bureau.

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