At 4:00 p.m. on August 4, 2002, Wang Dianyu, Chief of the Kangning Police Station Office in Linghe District, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province and police officer Wang Hong stormed into Falun Dafa practitioner Cao Shufang's home. Cao Shufang, female, 61, lived on the 5th floor of Building 44, Linghe District, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She was an employee of Jinzhou City Cotton and Linen Company. The police locked her husband in the bedroom while they tried to abduct Cao, causing her to fall down from the north balcony on the fifth floor, head first. When the police finally came downstairs, they had spent some time confiscating Falun Dafa material and Master Li's photo.

Eyewitnesses reported that the victim was still alive after landing, but the tardy rescue effort could not save her. Although people called "120," (emergency number in China) the ambulance took a long time to show up. Someone took a photo of her body, but the Linghe District Political and Judiciary Committee confiscated his camera and film. By 9:30 p.m., 32 police vehicles, more than one hundred policemen, and journalists from Jinzhou TV station, Jinzhou Daily, and the Jinzhou Evening News had all gathered on the scene. The residents and neighbors resisted their attempt to coerce lies against Falun Gong. The Director of Linghe Police Station publicly stated, "You go ahead and sue us, you won't get anywhere!" After being left there all night, the body was finally sent to the funeral home at 4:50 the next morning.

Cao Shufang had poor health before cultivating Falun Dafa. After she obtained the Fa in 1996, she was the picture of health. She was very active in community service and donated money several times to fix the road in front of her apartment building. She took care of community gardens, thought of others first, and took the initiative to help when needed. Anyone who knew her said she was a great person. Many people in the neighborhood cried when they heard she had died. Even young children said, "Grandma Cao is so nice, why arrest her just because she practices Falun Gong?" One resident questioned the police, "She is such a nice lady, why do you want to arrest her?" The police answered, "She was accused many times." One woman commented, "Everyone knows that Mrs. Cao is a wonderful lady. Just the day before yesterday she was talking about donating money for our future community library." Another male senior citizen said, "I was playing cards in my 7th floor apartment and heard people saying that Mrs. Cao had committed suicide. I ran down without shoes to take a look. There were policemen on the scene, but it was nothing like a suicide! Her husband is retired at home, their relationship was quite good, and they had the deep respect of their two sons and one daughter. Only the police could have caused this." More than one hundred people appeared on the scene, condemning the police for failing to come to her rescue in time. When the police said it was suicide, the people were angered by the obvious lie. Another resident told me, "She would help anyone having difficulty. One very hot day, when our community was laying bricks in the road, she brought the workers ice-cold drinks and ice cream. She helped with building maintenance by cleaning the building's stairwells, and voluntarily weeded our park's gardens. She had no intention of suicide. Why would the two police in the apartment let an old woman jump off the building? There must be reasons."

Many people who heard the news had serious questions, "What were those policemen doing? Did the police push her, or did she jump intentionally? If she jumped intentionally, how could such an old woman climb over the high railing in front of two young policemen? As the people's police, they should be protecting the people. But instead they are harming kind people time and time again. Do they work for public safety or public harm?"

Wang Dianyu, the police chief, often cooperated with Director Zhou, who was promoted for persecuting Falun Gong. He abducted Falun Gong practitioners in their district, including Yao Suchun, Zheng Suli, Lu Xiumin, Zhang and Lu Yaxian into Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Yulan was also abducted into Masanjia Labor Camp, but was rejected by the labor camp due to health reasons. Wang Dianyu continued to harass her after her release, forcing Wang Yulan to leave home and go from place to place.

Wang Dianyu and his accomplices have abducted many Falun Gong practitioners for brainwashing. Zhao Yunpeng, male, over 60 years old, and his wife Yang Ping were taken twice for the brainwashing sessions. Liu Limin and Yang Xiuhua were also abducted for the brainwashing sessions. Zheng (female, first name not clear) was abducted to the detention center. Wang Dianyu frequently harasses Falun Gong practitioners in his district.

On August 4th, 2002, Wang Dianyu and his accomplice's actions led to the death of Falun Gong practitioner Cao Shufang. These so-called "people's police" are using every means at their disposal to persecute and even murder Falun Gong practitioners.

Relevant phone numbers:

Party Secretary of Linghe District, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, Li Fubin, 86-416-2120288 (o), 86-416-3123009 (h)

District Commissioner of Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, Zhang Xiaoguang, 86-416-3122851 (o), 86-416-2839880 (h)

Linghe District Political and Judiciary Committee of Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province Chair Wang Fengshan, 86-416-3122543 (o)

Director of Linghe Police Station, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, 86-416-2124624

Political Secretary of Linghe Police Station, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, 86-416-2149474

Political Security Office of Linghe Police Station, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, 86-416-2120882

Kangning Police Station, Linghe District, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, 86-416-2860516