WorldViews: Days after we interviewed these former cops, Chinese authorities arrested two of them

By William Wan, December 3, 2014

BEIJING -- We met on the empty floor above a restaurant on the outskirts of Beijing — far away from the prying eyes of authorities. Or so we thought.

Gathered were more than a dozen former police officers who had become targets of authorities after accusing local leaders of corruption and abuse. During previous reporting on China’s police and courts, we had heard of this strange, tragic phenomenon — former officers being hunted by the very system they once upheld — and hoped to write a story about them.

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