The second most powerful police officer in Chongqing City is under arrest. Tang Jianhua worked side by side with Wang Lijun, the ousted police chief who fled to the US Consulate in Chengdu back in February.
Tang was actually arrested back on August 13th on suspicion of taking bribes, but the news was only announced on Tuesday. His wife, whose surname is Huang, was also taken in by police on August 22nd, but there’s no information why.
Tang Jianhua served as the deputy director of Chongqing Public Security Bureau in early 2010 when he was part of the “Beat the Black” anti-crime campaign, which triggered accusations of extracting confessions under torture and miscarriages of justice.
Tang is the latest official from the city of Chongqing to fall from grace. Former city Party chief Bo Xilai was removed from power over corruption, along with his right hand man, police chief Wang Lijun. And Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, was recently found guilty for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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