A Chinese police officer is under investigation for not paying an expensive restaurant tab. Photo: SCMP composite
A Chinese police officer is under investigation for not paying an expensive restaurant tab. Photo: SCMP composite

‘It’s not a meal, it’s police work’: officer in China sued over US$800 dinner he had 5 years ago now being investigated after public backlash

  • The officer won the lawsuit because a court determined it was part of a more extensive investigation
  • But the decision went viral in China, prompting an official inquiry from the police department

A Chinese police officer is under investigation for not paying an expensive restaurant tab. Photo: SCMP composite
A Chinese police officer is under investigation for not paying an expensive restaurant tab. Photo: SCMP composite
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