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Ministry of Public Security Notice Reveals Police Brutality and Corruption

The Party Committee of the Ministry of Public Security recently issued a nationwide notice within the police system to “combat corruption,” emphasizing “zero tolerance” on problems about which the general public felt strongly. The notice mentions “unnatural death of personnel involved in cases,” suggesting widespread police brutality during investigations and interrogations, and “management of property involved in cases,” hinting at embezzlement. It also bans police officers from participating in land acquisition and resettlement activities, as in recent years the police have been widely used to expel local residents from of their homes, sometimes resulting in their death. 

Source: People’s Daily, March 3, 2011