Alas, his commitment to upholding the law seems matched only by his relatives' dedication to breaking it. In a decade-long career he has arrested no fewer than 48 of them, for crimes ranging from assault and theft to blackmail.
Twenty five of those, including his own brother, have been jailed, sentenced to re-education through labour or penalised in other ways.
Other offenders include cousins and numerous members of his wife's family. Furious relatives have accused him of making them lose face, threatened his parents and even attacked the family cattle, cutting off their tails and slashing their legs. But the director of the Heizhugou town police station in Leishan city, Sichuan province, is unbowed by the pressure. More...