Taiyuan deputy police chief suspended over 'cover-up of son's drink-driving'
A deputy police chief in north China's Shanxi Province has been suspended from his post pending an investigation over an alleged cover-up.
Li Yali, who was the deputy police chief of Shanxi and police chief of Taiyuan, was removed from both his provincial and municipal posts, announced a plenary meeting of the Taiyuan Municipal Public Security Bureau on Thursday evening.
He was also removed from his post as the secretary of the Taiyuan Public Security Bureau Committee of the Communist Party of China.
The meeting did not give details of Li's offense.
However, a source with the municipal government said the decision came the authorities saw a whistleblowing report on how Li used his power to cover up his son's altercation with a police officer and drink-driving.
The video showing Li's son Li Zhengyuan assaulting the officer has won high click rate on the Internet after being uploaded to China's leading websites including Weibo, Sohu and Youku on October 28.
The tape showed how Li was then stopped by passers-by and other police officers. A blood-alcohol test showed he was drink driving.
However, instead of being arrested, he walked home escorted by some police officers.