Once a cop, now an outcast: A Chinese tale of abuse and a craving for justice

By William Wan, December 2, 2014

BEIJING —For 12 years, the dark blue police uniform has stayed in Tian Lan’s closet.

She held onto it after she was arrested for accusing two fellow officers of corruption, through beatings in interrogation and during a prison sentence that followed. She kept the uniform even as she lost her family and savings and began sleeping under a bridge.

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