Eight police officers in Pingdingshan, Henan province have been suspended after photos of them skinny dipping at a local scenic spot were published online.
The reporter who broke the story online drew an analogy between the naked cops and Shanghai judges caught hiring prostitutes, though he also expressed remorse later on that the police officers had been fired.
In an official statement, Lushan County Public Security Bureau said that the officers have been given an official demerit and dismissed from service (its unclear whether this means a suspension or if they’ve actually been sacked). The cops’ cars are clearly visible in the photos and all were reportedly on duty at the time.
[Images via Tencent Weibo]